News & Perspective

Jun 28, 2018

Jun 28, 2018
antibiotic packets

Penicillin-allergic patients may run bigger risk of MRSA, C diff

Patients incorrectly labeled as allergic to penicillin are more likely to receive broad-spectrum antibiotics, a practice that promotes resistance.

Jun 28, 2018

News Scan for Jun 28, 2018

DRC Ebola contacts complete monitoring
Water source in romaine E coli outbreak
Proposed public health corps cuts
Universal flu vaccine initiative

Jun 27, 2018

Jun 27, 2018
N gonorrhea

Study: Gonorrhea genes expressed differently in men and women

Men had higher expression of antimicrobial resistance genes, a finding that may have implications for the growing threat of resistant gonorrhea.

Jun 27, 2018

News Scan for Jun 27, 2018

More suspected Ebola in the DRC
MERS vaccine clinical trial results
Dengue and Zika symptom differences
Jun 27, 2018

Flu Scan for Jun 27, 2018

FDA priority review for new flu drug
Southern Hemisphere flu rise
Avian flu outbreaks in poultry

Jun 26, 2018

Jun 26, 2018
Ebola balloon

Study: Amyloid proteins in semen increase Ebola spread, protect virus

In a separate report, researchers from Liberia weigh in on urban spread in the DRC and recommend strategies for reducing that type of Ebola transmission.

Jun 26, 2018
Antibiotic capsule manufacturing

World Economic Forum seeks 'pull' incentives for new antibiotics

Only 16 antibiotic candidates against high-priority pathogens are in progress.

Jun 26, 2018

News Scan for Jun 26, 2018

Kenya's Rift Valley fever outbreak expands
Tool visualizes flu damage in real time

Jun 25, 2018

Jun 25, 2018
Clostridium difficile bacteria

Significant C diff reduction noted in Canadian hospitals

Healthcare-related CDI fell from 5.9 to 4.3 per 10,000 patient-days, a 27% reduction.

Jun 25, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jun 25, 2018

Letter-based antibiotic prescribing intervention
CMS proposes less hospital infection reporting


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