News & Perspective

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
Oral capsule

Fecal transplant by capsule may match colonoscopy for C diff

Rates of prevention of recurrent C diff were similar, with fewer side effects.

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.

Nov 28, 2017

News Scan for Nov 28, 2017

Scarlet fever resurgence
Plague outbreak contained
MERS cases
Yemen diphtheria supplies
Shoddy medical products
Malaria drug application

Nov 27, 2017

Nov 27, 2017
Genetic research petri dish

H5N6 avian flu reassortant found in recent Korean outbreak

The strain resulted from a mix of high-path H5N8 and low-path H3N6.

Nov 27, 2017
Chest auscultation stethoscope

Study says 4 factors could aid pneumonia diagnosis, cut antibiotics

Fever, crackling in the lungs, high pulse, and low blood oxygen may be predictive.

Nov 27, 2017

News Scan for Nov 27, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
Peds Tamiflu review
Polio in Syria
Brazilian yellow fever
Lyme diagnosis
Nov 27, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 27, 2017

Protecting the gut from antibiotics
Cost of C diff in kids
MDR-TB in Europe

Nov 24, 2017

Nov 24, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 24, 2017

C diff and stewardship
Clinical decision support
EMR protocol and C diff rates
Rise in Candida auris cases
Stewardship via telemedicine

Nov 22, 2017

Nov 22, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 22, 2017

C diff and stewardship
Clinical decision support
EMR protocol and C diff rates

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