News & Perspective

Oct 11, 2018

Oct 11, 2018
Pregnancy checkup

Study: Vaccine prevents flu hospitalization in pregnant women

Flu vaccination during pregnancy may cut a woman's chance of hospitalization by 40%.

Aug 01, 2018

Aug 01, 2018

Study finds increased alcohol tolerance in common hospital pathogen

Rising tolerance to alcohol-based disenfectants could affect efforts to control spread of Enterococcus  faecium.

May 08, 2018

May 08, 2018
Gonorrhea bacteria Neisseria gonorrhoeae

European report warns XDR gonorrhea threatens future treatment

The cases indicate a need for action to preserve the last remaining effective treatment.

Apr 24, 2018

Apr 24, 2018
IV injection

Combo antibiotic found inferior for MDR bloodstream infections

The study dashes hopes that combining piperacillin and tazobactam might help prevent overuse of carbapenems.

Mar 07, 2018

Mar 07, 2018
Gonorrhea

UK seeing outbreak of highly azithromycin-resistant gonorrhea

A separate paper details ceftriaxone-resistant gonorrhea cases in Australia.

Mar 05, 2018

Mar 05, 2018
Sepsis or bacteremia

Australian report shows rise in resistant E coli bacteremia

Fluoroquinolone resistance in hospital-onset E coli bacteremia rose markedly.

Feb 01, 2018

Feb 01, 2018
Flu vaccination

Canadian data show low flu vaccine protection against H3N2

Protection against the H3N2 strain was 17%—and not statistically significant.

Sep 20, 2017

Sep 20, 2017
Cotton swab and test tube

Study: HPV screen bests Pap smear at detecting cervical cancer

The study involved almost 5,000 women in a country with high vaccine uptake.

Jul 25, 2017

Jul 25, 2017
Hosam Zowawi, PhD

Microbiologist highlights diagnostics, engagement to fight AMR

"If we can eradicate the empirical use of antibiotics . . . we can achieve a lot," Zowawi says.

May 31, 2017

May 31, 2017
Aedes mosquito on blood membrane

Wolbachia trial shows promise for modified mosquitoes

The study shows large releases are most effective in establishing and expanding mosquito populations.

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