News & Perspective

Mar 23, 2018

Mar 23, 2018
Hospitalized child with IV

Too many hospitalized kids get preventive antibiotics

Nearly a third of hospitalized children get drugs to prevent, not treat, bacterial infections.

Mar 23, 2018
E coli testing

CDC says some FoodNet Salmonella infections rising

Illnesses from Salmonella Javiana, Thompson, and Infantis have risen about 50% in 10 years.

Mar 23, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 23, 2018

Contact precautions and resistance
Antimicrobial use on farms
CARB-X funds antibiotic candidate
Resistance surveillance in poor nations
MDR-TB treatment outcomes
New stewardship e-book
Sepsis, diagnostics technology
Resistant TB in Europe
Appropriate C diff testing
Fast sepsis detection
Mar 23, 2018

News Scan for Mar 23, 2018

Contact precautions and resistance
Antimicrobial use on farms
Polio in Afghanistan
HPV vaccine uptake
Mar 23, 2018

Flu Scan for Mar 23, 2018

US flu continues decline
Reassortant seasonal flu case
Avian flu in 5 countries

Mar 22, 2018

Mar 22, 2018
CDC headquarters

HHS head names HIV expert Redfield as CDC director

The move is praised by some experts, but Redfield comes with a controversial past.

Mar 22, 2018
Pills and money

Price to pay: Antibiotic-resistant infections cost $2 billion a year

Resistance adds nearly $1,400 to the bill for treating a bacterial infection in the US.

Mar 22, 2018

News Scan for Mar 22, 2018

Fed budget bill and public health
CEPI, Georgetown partnership
Mar 22, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 22, 2018

CARB-X funds antibiotic candidate
Resistance surveillance in poor nations
MDR-TB treatment outcomes

Mar 21, 2018

Mar 21, 2018
Yellow fever vaccine

Brazil calls for entire nation to get yellow fever vaccine

The vaccination campaign will aim to reach 78 million Brazilians by 2019.

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