News & Perspective

Jan 04, 2018

Jan 04, 2018
E coli bacteria

CDC digs for more clues in multistate E coli outbreak

A CDC official says though cases are still being reported, the pace of new reports appears to be slowing.

Jan 04, 2018
Hodge test

2016 CRE outbreak in Kentucky highlights need for vigilance

Environment samples tested positive for the "nightmare bacteria," indicating a possible role of cleaning equipment.

Jan 05, 2018

Jan 05, 2018
Hospital corridor with blurry doctors

Flu counts jump as 46 states report widespread activity

The H3N2 strain, which often causes more severe seasons, continues to predominate.

Jan 10, 2018

Jan 10, 2018
Scientist with microscope

State efforts to identify, combat resistant bacteria highlighted

Since 2016 the CDC has provided $144 million to state and local health departments to address antibiotic resistance.

Jan 10, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 10, 2018

C difficile decline
Antibiotics in nursing homes
Environmental health risks

Jan 11, 2018

Jan 11, 2018
Romaine lettuce

CDC E coli probe notes 7 more cases, points to leafy greens

So far the CDC probe hasn't pointed to a specific food type to guide consumers.

Jan 11, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jan 11, 2018

MCR-4 in humans
Antibiotics in early pregnancy
Nasal screen for MRSA pneumonia

Jan 12, 2018

Jan 12, 2018

Flu activity still rising, but CDC warns many weeks of activity ahead

Hospitalizations nearly doubled compared with the previous week, with seniors the hardest-hit group.

Jan 12, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jan 12, 2018

Online stewardship course
OIE report on animal antibiotics
MCR-4 in humans
Antibiotics in early pregnancy
Nasal screen for MRSA pneumonia
C difficile decline
Antibiotics in nursing homes
Environmental health risks
Migrant MDR-TB
Cost of VRE infections
Drug-resistant Acinetobacter

Jan 16, 2018

Jan 16, 2018
Baby head circumference

Brazilian studies highlight Zika microcephaly patterns

One study reaffirms the Zika-microcephaly link; the other spotlights economic factors.

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