News & Perspective

Jan 23, 2017

Jan 23, 2017
Cow closeup

Farm antibiotics: Does new FDA policy go far enough?

Experts say the policy may not have a huge impact and worry about how it's interpreted.

Jan 23, 2017
Poultry market

As China's H7N9 total climbs, WHO's Chan warns of threat

The 111 cases reported in the first half of January have already topped December's total.

Jan 23, 2017
Kuwait flag

H5N8 spreads to Kuwait as H5N1 returns to Bangladesh

In addition, Italy reports more H5N8 and Germany has an H5N5 poultry outbreak.

Jan 23, 2017

News Scan for Jan 23, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
Aedes in Mexico City
Antibiotic for bacteremia, endocarditis
New sprout guidelines

Jan 20, 2017

Jan 20, 2017
TB bacteria

Highly drug-resistant TB spreading person to person: study

TB resistant to at least 4 antibiotics is primarily spreading person to person in South Africa.

Jan 20, 2017
ICU baby

US flu numbers rise as 2 more pediatric deaths noted

Flu markers rose again last week, with disease activity now widespread in 29 states.

Jan 20, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jan 20, 2017

Antiviral-resistant H1N1 flu
Fecal transplants for C diff
Sepsis and antibiotic Rx
Antimicrobial-coated sutures
UV light against superbugs
Antibiotic resistance in refugees
Jan 20, 2017

News Scan for Jan 20, 2017

US Zika cases
Seoul virus in rat breeders
NIH director stays
Avian flu outbreaks
HPV rates in men
Jan 20, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 20, 2017

Antiviral-resistant H1N1 flu
Fecal transplants for C diff

Jan 19, 2017

Jan 19, 2017
Holding a chicken

Chinese team posts analysis of early, sudden H7N9 spike

In some hard-hit areas, sampling of poultry environments in December showed increased virus levels compared with that time in past waves.

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