News & Perspective

Aug 03, 2017

Aug 03, 2017
Pipetting for DNA testing

More colistin-resistance genes identified in Europe

Scientists report the first detection of MCR-4, as well as MCR-3 in Denmark and Italy.

Aug 03, 2017
Egg production

H5N8 outbreaks in southern Africa prompt strategy talks

The latest outbreak affects a farm housing almost 400,000 poultry.

Aug 03, 2017
Elderly ICU patient

Study casts doubt on empirical antibiotics for CAUTI patients

Early, appropriate antibiotics did not appear to improve patient outcomes.

Aug 03, 2017

News Scan for Aug 03, 2017

Anthrax in wild animals
Novel botulism neurotoxin
Rotavirus vaccine effects

Aug 02, 2017

Aug 02, 2017
Hospital consult aerial view

Experts call for staffing norms, funding for antimicrobial stewardship

Only 5 nations have staffing standards, and they vary widely.

Aug 02, 2017
Hodge test to detect CRE

Study: Automated CRE resistance testing not foolproof

The results suggest that clinical labs should consider using an additional test to validate results.

Aug 02, 2017

News Scan for Aug 02, 2017

Zika sexual transmission
Saudi MERS cases
ASPR, surgeon general nods
Pathogens and climate change
Aug 02, 2017

Food Outbreak Scan for Aug 02, 2017

MDR Salmonella in calves
Texas Cyclospora

Aug 01, 2017

Aug 01, 2017

News Scan for Aug 01, 2017

Avian flu on 3 continents
Aerosols and infection risk
Fetal sex as malaria risk factor
Cholera in Yemen
Aug 01, 2017

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 01, 2017

Diagnostic stewardship
Animal antibiotics in Denmark
Key role for vaccines

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