News & Perspective

Nov 06, 2017

Nov 06, 2017

MERS infects 3 more in Saudi Arabia, 1 in Oman

All three of the Saudi patients are from Riyadh, but none of them are known to have had recent contact with camels.

Nov 06, 2017
Examining chest x-ray

Antibiotic course often too long in pneumonia patients

More than two thirds of adult hospital patients are on the drugs longer than needed.

Nov 06, 2017

News Scan for Nov 06, 2017

Strep burden, resistance threat
Salmonella probe ends
Ebola susceptibility
MDR-TB in Minnesota
Nov 06, 2017

Vector-borne Disease Scan for Nov 06, 2017

Zika in Florida
More yellow fever in Nigeria
Burkina Faso dengue outbreak
Chikungunya cases

Nov 03, 2017

Nov 03, 2017
Child pneumonia patient

Study: Azithromycin overprescribed for kids' pneumonia

Using just 1 drug instead of 2 could go a long way in curbing azithromycin use.

Nov 03, 2017
Tufted duck

High wild-bird death rates detailed in Dutch H5N8 outbreaks

Two studies report high mortality rates in wild birds and unprecedented rapid genetic reassortment.

Nov 03, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 03, 2017

Livestock-related MRSA
Antimicrobial stewardship recognition
IV antibiotics for UTIs
MRSA vaccine candidate
MCR-1 in pigs
MRSA and patient-sharing
Pneumonia overprescribing
New CARB-X funding
Hospital ASPs
Wales superbug deaths decline
Antibiotics in nursing homes
Nov 03, 2017

News Scan for Nov 03, 2017

Variant flu cases
Livestock-related MRSA
More polio cases
Zika in pregnant women

Nov 02, 2017

Nov 02, 2017
Klebsiella

Reports say highly virulent Klebsiella strains emerged 4 years ago

The MDR strains emerged earlier and are more widespread than thought.

Nov 02, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Nov 02, 2017

Antimicrobial stewardship recognition
IV antibiotics for UTIs

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