News & Perspective

Feb 12, 2018

Feb 12, 2018
Measles vaccination

Measles cases in Europe tripled last year

The ECDC reports 14,451 cases in 2017, up from 4,643 in 2016. Also, vaccination in Ghana is tied to higher childhood survival rates.

Feb 20, 2018

Feb 20, 2018

News Scan for Feb 20, 2018

Earlier H3N2 VE problems
Kratom Salmonella outbreak
More Lassa fever in Nigeria
H1N1 flu surge globally
H5N6 avian flu in Sweden
Gauging airborne flu spread

Mar 15, 2018

Mar 15, 2018

News Scan for Mar 15, 2018

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

Mar 19, 2018

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.

Apr 12, 2018

Apr 12, 2018

News Scan for Apr 12, 2018

Funds for Lassa, MERS vaccines
Treating malaria in pregnancy
Advanced bed nets for malaria
Norovirus in dried seaweed
Avian flu outbreaks

Apr 26, 2018

Apr 26, 2018
Streptomycin passing the bacterial wall

Study: Low-level antibiotics can produce high-level resistance

Could low antibiotic levels in the environment pose a risk?

May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018

News Scan for May 10, 2018

Canadian romaine E coli cases
Burkholderia cepacia outbreak
Yellow fever in Brazil
Avian flu outbreaks
Polio emergency continues

May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018
Ibuprofen tablets

Ibuprofen alone not an option for simple UTIs, study finds

A Scandinavian study finds that ibuprofen is not a suitable alternative to antibiotics for UTIs.

May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 29, 2018

European antibiotic use
NICU stewardship
Modified urine-culture reports
Stewardship in PharmD curricula
Fatal Elizabethkingia and prescribing

May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018

News Scan for May 31, 2018

More DRC Ebola cases
Nipah deaths in India
Emergency guidelines gaps
Avian flu outbreaks

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