News & Perspective

May 01, 2018

May 01, 2018
Deer tick

CDC reports tripling of vector-borne diseases since 2004

Tick-borne diseases more than doubled and account for more than 60% of all vector-borne infections.

May 01, 2018
Raw oysters

Raw oysters from BC tied to norovirus outbreaks in Canada, US

Officials are investigating norovirus outbreaks involving dozens of cases linked to raw oysters from British Columbia.

May 01, 2018

News Scan for May 01, 2018

Global health funding
Serratia marcescens outbreak
Marmoset model for Zika
May 01, 2018

Flu Scan for May 01, 2018

Influenza attack rates
Flu spray vaccine and asthma

May 02, 2018

May 02, 2018
Africa map with pill

African study on pre-emptive antibiotics in kids spurs resistance debate

The study raises ethical issues for a possible life-saving drug.

May 02, 2018
Romaine lettuce in field

First death reported in romaine-linked E coli outbreak

The first outbreak-related death occurred in California, and cases have now reached 121.

May 02, 2018

News Scan for May 02, 2018

Hypervirulent, drug-resistant Klebsiella
Smallpox antiviral treatment
Nigerian Lassa fever
Dengue in Reunion
May 02, 2018

Flu Scan for May 02, 2018

Consecutive-year flu vaccination
Avian flu outbreaks in 4 nations

May 03, 2018

May 03, 2018
Pills and Canada money

Canadian AMR report urges action, federal leadership

The report calls on PHAC to speed up development of a plan to address antimicrobial resistance.

May 03, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 03, 2018

Nurses' role in stewardship
Klebsiella pneumoniae in Germany
New antibiotic for UTIs

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