News & Perspective

Dec 03, 2018

Dec 03, 2018

With 18 more cases, CDC says AFM may have peaked

The CDC has now confirmed 134 cases this year, compared with 149 in 2016.

Nov 30, 2018

Nov 30, 2018
Longhorned tick

CDC: Worrisome longhorned tick spreading rapidly in US

A female tick can reproduce—1,000 to 2,000 eggs at a time—without mating.

Nov 30, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 30, 2018

Superbugs in Canadian ICUs
Probiotics and ESBL colonization
Antibiotics after rhinoplasty
Rapid flu diagnostic tests
CDC funding for AMR initiatives
VRE, MRSA co-colonization in nursing homes
UV disinfection for C diff
Fluoroquinolones and aortic rupture risk
Resistance action plan
Deaths from MDROs
Stewardship in a Japanese hospital
Stewardship study quality
Nov 30, 2018

News Scan for Nov 30, 2018

Ebola in the DRC
Avian flu in Minnesota, South Africa
US flu continues rise

Nov 29, 2018

Nov 29, 2018
Young boy with measles

Report: Measles spike triggered by vaccination gaps

Although vaccines have saved millions of lives, experts estimate that, since 2016, cases have increased by more than 30%.

Nov 29, 2018

News Scan for Nov 29, 2018

Slight Northern Hemisphere flu rise
E coli romaine probe
Tahini-linked Salmonella outbreak
Nov 29, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 29, 2018

Antibiotics after rhinoplasty
Rapid flu diagnostic tests
CDC funding for AMR initiatives

Nov 27, 2018

Nov 27, 2018
Farmers market romaine lettuce

FDA narrows romaine E coli source to Central Coast growing area

The CDC notes 11 more illnesses, raising the outbreak total to 43 cases in 12 states.

Nov 27, 2018

News Scan for Nov 27, 2018

Ebola in the DRC
More acute flaccid myelitis
Freeze-dried polio vaccine
Zika in India

Nov 26, 2018

Nov 26, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 26, 2018

Deaths from MDROs
Stewardship in a Japanese hospital
Stewardship study quality

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