News & Perspective

Mar 19, 2018

Mar 19, 2018

Study: Non-antibiotic drugs affect gut bacteria, could promote resistance

More than 200 non-antibiotic drugs inhibited growth in at least 1 strain of gut bacteria.

Mar 19, 2018
child flu mask

Flu declines, but hospitalizations are still high

Though many flu markers are declining, hospitalizations are still inching up, as expected in the latter part of the season.

Mar 19, 2018
layer farm

H5N6 strikes South Korean poultry again; Europe finds more avian flu

New European avian flu detections include H5N6 in Sweden and Ireland, H5N8 in Italy, and low-path H5N3 in France.

Mar 16, 2018

Mar 16, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 16, 2018

MCR-4, MCR-5 in China
Award for blood infection test
Antibiotics and Staph biofilms
VRE bacteremia treatment
Drug-resistant bacteria in urine
Infection risk tool and stewardship
Multidrug resistance in Ghana

Mar 15, 2018

Mar 15, 2018
Medical team at hospital bed

ID consults tied to lower death rates in MDR infections

With some multidrug-resistant bacteria, having infectious disease consults cut death rates 52% to 59%.

Mar 15, 2018

News Scan for Mar 15, 2018

Oral cholera vaccine efficacy
Avian flu in Netherlands, Sweden, Taiwan
Monkeypox preparedness priorities
Mar 15, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 15, 2018

MCR-4, MCR-5 in China
Award for blood infection test
Antibiotics and Staph biofilms

Mar 14, 2018

Mar 14, 2018
Scientist with bacteria cultures

US surveillance finds low level of worrisome resistant bacterium

The finding "affords us the opportunity to be aggressive about prevention."

Mar 14, 2018

News Scan for Mar 14, 2018

Lassa fever in Nigeria
No suicide-Tamiflu link found
Chikungunya vaccine trial
Mar 14, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 14, 2018

VRE bacteremia treatment, prevention
Drug-resistant bacteria in urine

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