News & Perspective

Nov 30, 2017

Nov 30, 2017
Nursing students

Health worker firings spark debate on mandating flu vaccine

Mandating the vaccine is not supported by solid evidence, some experts say.

Nov 30, 2017
Salmonella

Analysis offers an alternative history for ampicillin resistance

Resistance in Salmonella may have begun before the antibiotic was ever used in people.

Nov 30, 2017

News Scan for Nov 30, 2017

Insecticide-resistant mosquitoes
Mumps on campus
Typhoid vaccine introduction
Nov 30, 2017

Flu Scan for Nov 30, 2017

Feds on flu vaccine challenges
Mutation alteration for FluMist

Nov 29, 2017

Nov 29, 2017
Infant under malaria bednet

WHO malaria report warns funding gaps stymie progress

An estimated 5 million more cases were reported in 2016 than the year before.

Nov 29, 2017
Piglets on hay

Repeat livestock-related Staph infection raises questions

The drug-resistant strain has emerged recently on pig farms but has rarely caused human illness.

Nov 29, 2017

News Scan for Nov 29, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Yellow fever, monkeypox in Nigeria
Japan finds H5N6 reassortant
Pneumonia vaccine price rise
Nov 29, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 29, 2017

Antibiotics and babies' gut microbiome
Stewardship metrics guide
Ambulance antibiotics for sepsis

Nov 28, 2017

Nov 28, 2017
Busy waiting room

CDC sees some signs of an early flu season

The agency reports increased activity overall, 5 pediatric deaths, and a variant H1N1 infection in Iowa.

Nov 28, 2017
Aedes mosquito

Takeda launches Zika vaccine trial; Chembio lands contract for rapid test

Japan-based Takeda announces the launch of a phase 1 trial of its Zika vaccine.

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