News & Perspective

Feb 15, 2019

Feb 15, 2019
Doctor holding swab

US flu activity continues to rise

Clinic visits for influenza-like illness increased from 4.3% to 4.8%, 6 more pediatric deaths were confirmed, and the H3N2 strain appears to be surging.

Feb 15, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 15, 2019

Electronic stewardship intervention
Antibiotic resistance and UTI risk
C diff testing in children
Postgrad stewardship support
Global antibiotic use in animals
Dental antibiotic stewardship
Antibiotics and pandemic planning
Staph bacteremia and hospital readmission
Hospital ASP cost savings
UK, African hospitals partner on stewardship
Drug-resistant Brucellosis
MDROs in nursing homes, acute care
Feb 15, 2019

News Scan for Feb 15, 2019

More Saudi MERS
Raw turkey Salmonella
Polio in Indonesia, Pakistan
Lassa fever in Nigeria

Feb 14, 2019

Feb 14, 2019
Syringe in flu vaccine vial

Early US flu vaccine analysis finds moderate protection

Protection against flu was 47% overall and 46% against the predominant H1N1 strain.

Feb 14, 2019
Chlorhexidine mouthwash

Study: At-home decolonization cuts MRSA, other infections

Six months of decolonization lowered MRSA rates 30% and any type of infection 17%.

Feb 13, 2019

Feb 13, 2019

News Scan for Feb 13, 2019

MERS in Saudi Arabia, Oman
Lettuce E coli probe
H5N8 in Namibian penguins

Feb 12, 2019

Feb 12, 2019
Baby with measles

US measles cases top 100; big outbreaks reported in Madagascar, Philippines

Vaccine mistrust after problems with the launch of Dengvaxia is one factor fueling the Philippines' outbreak.

Feb 11, 2019

Feb 11, 2019

New estimates aim to define the true burden of superbug infections

Researchers are trying to establish how many deaths can be attributed to antibiotic resistance.

Feb 11, 2019

News Scan for Feb 11, 2019

Ebola cases climb to 816
Rotavirus household transmission
Flu vaccination and children's hospitalizations
Dengue exposure and Zika pregnancy
Feb 11, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 11, 2019

Drug-resistant Brucellosis
MDRO's in nursing homes, acute care

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