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May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019
international flight

Measles surges in Europe and Tunisia; study identifies at-risk US locations

The WHO is stepping up its response in Europe, as cases surge in Tunisa and researchers plot at-risk US sites.

Mar 05, 2019

Mar 05, 2019

News Scan for Mar 05, 2019

FDA chief resigns
MMR vaccine not tied to autism (again)
MERS across Saudi Arabia
Lassa fever decline in Nigeria
Global flu update

Nov 30, 2018

Nov 30, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 30, 2018

Superbugs in Canadian ICUs
Probiotics and ESBL colonization
Antibiotics after rhinoplasty
Rapid flu diagnostic tests
CDC funding for AMR initiatives
VRE, MRSA co-colonization in nursing homes
UV disinfection for C diff
Fluoroquinolones and aortic rupture risk
Resistance action plan
Deaths from MDROs
Stewardship in a Japanese hospital
Stewardship study quality

Oct 19, 2018

Oct 19, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Oct 19, 2018

Undetected MDR-TB in South Africa
Carbapenem prescribing algorithm
Rapid susceptibility tests
AMR surveillance in South Korea
Biomarkers and sepsis management
C difficile on hospital bed sheets
Colistin resistance diagnostics
Dearth of point-of-care tests
New-antibiotic distribution

Oct 05, 2018

Oct 05, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Oct 05, 2018

MRSA de-colonization of therapy dogs
Multiple Candida auris introductions
Early stewardship interventions
Bacteriophage clinical trial
Improper antibiotic prescribing in China
Point-of-care flu tests and antibiotics
New tetracycline approved
Combo antibiotic for CRE
Telemedicine and antibiotic prescribing
FDA approves new antibiotic
Linezolid resistance in food animals
Water consumption and UTIs

Jan 26, 2018

Jan 26, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jan 26, 2018

No antibiotics for sore throat
Old antibiotic shows promise
Antibiotic-free fast food
Drug-resistant typhoid
Fecal transplant for recurrent C diff
Carbapenem reduction in France
CARB-X seeks partners
C diff in children
Resistant Acinetobacter
C diff reduction in long-term care
Costs of C diff

Jan 18, 2017

Jan 18, 2017
Caged chickens

H5N8 turns up in Greek poultry, Chinese zoo swans

In addition to widespread H5N8, H5N1 is confirmed in Nigeria and H5N6 in Japan.

Dec 27, 2016

Dec 27, 2016
Gray heron

Greece and Bulgaria latest countries to report avian flu outbreaks

Meanwhile, many countries across Europe and Asia continue to battle outbreaks of several strains.

Nov 28, 2016

Nov 28, 2016
Avian influenza sign

H5N8 noted in more European nations, spreading elsewhere

Finland, France, and Romania report their first outbreaks, while India and Iran note further spread.

Oct 24, 2016

Oct 24, 2016

News Scan for Oct 24, 2016

New Saudi MERS cases
Avian flu in India, Bhutan
Imported malaria profile

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