News & Perspective

Aug 28, 2017

Aug 28, 2017
Vaccine vial

Feds seize vaccinia virus vaccine used in 'stem cell' centers

Marshals sieze 5 vials of vaccinia virus vaccine, reserved only for those at high risk of smallpox.

Aug 25, 2017

Aug 25, 2017
Pharmacy antibiotics

Reports show declines in antibiotic prescribing, spending

The two reports suggest US antibiotic stewardship programs are paying off.

Aug 25, 2017
Teen vaccination

CDC: HPV vaccine rates climb, but disparities exist

Though coverage still isn't optimal, for the first time rates topped 60%, with the boys' level gaining ground on the girls'.

Aug 25, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Aug 25, 2017

Resistance in 'lonely' microbes
Severe C diff and fecal transplant
Gonorrhea resistance trends
MRSA, VRE contact precautions
Candida auris uptick
MCR-1 in Dutch chicken
Residents' prescribing
Trial for new antimalarial
Alternatives to carbapenems
Aug 25, 2017

News Scan for Aug 25, 2017

Dog-linked tularemia
Resistance in 'lonely' microbes
Measles vaccination gap
Aug 25, 2017

Flu Scan for Aug 25, 2017

H7N9 cases in China
Philippines H5N6 monitoring
Impact of no nasal flu vaccine

Aug 24, 2017

Aug 24, 2017
Caged chicken

H5N6 confirmed in Philippines avian flu outbreak

The country's first poultry outbreak has been confirmed to be caused by H5N6.

Aug 24, 2017
McDonald's chicken wings

McDonald's expands antibiotic-cutting steps globally

The company will phase out the use of the highest-value human antibiotics in its global chicken supply.

Aug 24, 2017

News Scan for Aug 24, 2017

Saudi MERS cases
Texas expands Zika testing
Global respiratory disease burden
Aug 24, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 24, 2017

Severe C diff and fecal transplant
Gonorrhea resistance trends
MRSA, VRE contact precautions

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