News & Perspective

Dec 21, 2017

Dec 21, 2017
Throat exam

Study: For kids with respiratory infections, broader isn't better

Broad-spectrum antibiotics didn't produce better clinical or patient-centered results.

Dec 20, 2017

Dec 20, 2017
Scrubbing up hand washing

FDA finalizes rule on healthcare antiseptics

The FDA bans the marketing of OTC antiseptics containing triclosan and 23 other active antimicrobial agents.

Dec 20, 2017

News Scan for Dec 20, 2017

Camels and MERS
Zika screening in Florida
South Korea reports H5N6
Dec 20, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 20, 2017

Long-term FMT success
Antibiotic choice for C diff

Dec 19, 2017

Dec 19, 2017
Ebola virus

Feds lift gain-of-function research pause, offer guidance

Researchers are relieved to resume experiments, but some public health questions remain.

Dec 19, 2017
Report card

States' report card highlights threat of weather, infectious diseases

Only 19 states reported increasing or maintaining their public health budgets, down from 26 last year.

Dec 19, 2017

News Scan for Dec 19, 2017

More monkeypox
Contaminated rattlesnake pills
Resistant gonorrhea
H5N1 in Cambodia
Madagascar plague

Dec 18, 2017

Dec 18, 2017
CDC headquarters

Infectious disease groups weigh in on CDC-budget word ban

"Censorship . . . threatens to disrupt a prime goal of government: protecting public safety," the groups write.

Dec 18, 2017
Examining chest x-ray

New antibiotic combo may be option for hospital pneumonia

A phase 3 trial shows ceftazidime-avibactam "non-inferior" to meropenem.

Dec 18, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Dec 18, 2017

Candida auris cases rise
Reduced antibiotics in fast-food beef
MDRO readmission

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