News & Perspective

Dec 31, 2018

Dec 31, 2018

News Scan for Dec 31, 2018

Deadly superbug in Brazilian ICU
Avian flu in Vietnam, Taiwan, India

Dec 28, 2018

Dec 28, 2018
Pakistani kids

WHO: XDR typhoid outbreak in Pakistan tops 5,200 cases

Insufficient clean water and poor sanitation raise the risk of acquiring XDR typhoid in Pakistan.

Dec 28, 2018

News Scan for Dec 28, 2018

Staph decolonization in the NICU
Saudi MERS overview

Dec 27, 2018

Dec 27, 2018
NIH clinical center

Plumbing system at NIH hospital linked to rare, resistant pathogen

Genetic analysis suggested the isolates were unique to the NIH Clinical Center.

Dec 21, 2018

Dec 21, 2018
Heart, aorta, blood vessels

FDA: Fluoroquinolones may cause aortic rupture in some

People at risk include those with a history of aortic aneurysm or blockages of other blood vessels and patients with high blood pressure.

Dec 21, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Dec 21, 2018

Rapid meningitis tests
Novel pneumonia antibiotic
Sparse antibiotic use and resistance
Metronidazole for mild C diff
Drop in children's antibiotic use
C difficile in toilet water
Dec 21, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 21, 2018

Rapid meningitis tests
Novel pneumonia antibiotic

Dec 20, 2018

Dec 20, 2018
Concrete drainage pipe

Report highlights research gaps on AMR in the environment

Research gaps include evaluating the effectiveness of treatment plants in removing resistant microbes.

Dec 19, 2018

Dec 19, 2018
Beef cattle

FDA reports major drop in antibiotics for food animals

Sales and distribution of medically important antibiotics for livestock decreased by 33% last year and 43% since their peak.

Dec 19, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 19, 2018

Sparse antibiotic use and resistance
Metronidazole for mild C diff

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