News & Perspective

Dec 14, 2018

Dec 14, 2018
Ebola ambulance disinfection

Six more cases reported in DRC Ebola outbreak

The outbreak has now reached 521 cases and 306 deaths as responders grapple with multiple challenges.

Dec 14, 2018
Aedes aegypti mosquito

Studies on transmission, vaccine bring focus back to Zika

Sexual partners of case-patients were 2.2 times more likely to contract Zika than other contacts

Dec 14, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Dec 14, 2018

Staph bacteria in hog workers
CRP testing in Thailand, Myanmar
Preop screening for silent bacteriuria
Susceptibility testing platforms
De-escalation and patient outcome
Highly concerning ICU sepsis
Resistant Klebsiella in pets, people
Dec 14, 2018

News Scan for Dec 14, 2018

Only minor US flu increase
Another Saudi MERS case
New polio cases in 2 nations
Pneumonia deaths in kids
Dec 14, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 14, 2018

Staph bacteria in hog workers
CRP testing in Thailand, Myanmar
Preop screening for silent bacteriuria

Dec 13, 2018

Dec 13, 2018
Romaine lettuce in a bowl

Romaine E coli probe leads to Santa Barbara County farm

As the outbreak grows to 59 cases, officials puzzle over why romaine and not other lettuce was tainted.

Dec 13, 2018
Ebola baby

Officials note 10 new Ebola cases as youngest patient recovers

Also, the NIAID has reached an agreement to license an experimental treatment.

Dec 13, 2018

News Scan for Dec 13, 2018

Measles clusters in NY, NJ
New Saudi MERS case
Foodborne disease in Europe
Dengue vaccine collaboration
Dec 13, 2018

Flu Scan for Dec 13, 2018

Global flu burden
Stockpiled H5N1 vaccine potency

Dec 12, 2018

Dec 12, 2018
Bloodstream infection bacteremia

Study supports shorter antibiotic treatment for bacteremia

Results indicate that a 7-day course of antibiotics is not inferior to a 14-day course.

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