News & Perspective

Sep 15, 2017

Sep 15, 2017
Raw milk

CDC issues alert over raw milk and Brucella infection

Hundreds who may have drunk contaminated raw milk may be unaware of the risk.

Sep 15, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Sep 15, 2017

Promising novel assay
Transmissible Enterobacteriaceae
Additional FMT benefits
Antibiotic use and VRE infections
European AMR initiative
Antibiotic-resistant brucellosis
Drug-resistant gonorrhea Rx
ESBL bacteria in street kids
Funding for new C diff drug
Antimicrobial resistance in Africa
Antibiotics for asthmatic children
Drug resistance in the ICU

Sep 14, 2017

Sep 14, 2017
DNA amplification test

New rapid molecular test for MDR-TB shows promise

The fast, automated assay performs well against gold standard TB tests.

Sep 14, 2017
Very ill patient

Sepsis occurs in 6% of US hospitalizations but is holding steady

Study shows no increase in hospitalized sepsis cases over a 5-year period.

Sep 14, 2017

News Scan for Sep 14, 2017

Flu vaccines and birth outcomes
Mixed results for malaria vaccine
Avian flu outbreaks
Vaccines and autism
Viruses in semen
Sep 14, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 14, 2017

Antibiotic use and VRE infections
European AMR initiative
Antibiotic-resistant brucellosis

Sep 13, 2017

Sep 13, 2017
Flu vaccination

Study signals association between flu vaccine, miscarriage

Women who had received 2 straight H1N1-containing vaccines had a higher rate of miscarriage.

Sep 13, 2017
Dispensing nursing home medicine

Study hints at complex interaction of resistant microbes, antibiotics

Nursing homes are likely filled with many resistant organisms interacting with antibiotics and each other.

Sep 13, 2017

News Scan for Sep 13, 2017

Malaria drug show promise
Global Fund and lives saved
Sep 13, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Sep 13, 2017

Drug-resistant gonorrhea Rx
ESBL bacteria in street kids

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