News & Perspective

Feb 09, 2018

Feb 09, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 09, 2018

Research agenda for antibiotic resistance
Antibiotics for aspiration pneumonitis
Stewardship in kids' pneumonia
Resistant yaws
Antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter
Antimicrobial prescribing survey
Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea
Insurers and antibiotic stewardship
Money for drug-resistance threat
Drug-resistant gonorrhea in Americas
MDR-TB treatment
Feb 09, 2018

News Scan for Feb 09, 2018

Olympics norovirus outbreak
2018 priority diseases
Polio in Afghanistan, DRC
Guinea Lassa fever case
Far-UV light against flu

Feb 12, 2018

Feb 12, 2018
Motorbike poultry

Avian flu hits more poultry in Iraq, Iran, Asia

Iraq is battling another H5N8 detection, and in South Korea, H5N6 was found on another commercial farm.

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 12, 2018

News Scan for Feb 12, 2018

H7N9 case in China
Cell-based flu vaccine
NIH drug funding
Feb 12, 2018

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Feb 12, 2018

End-of-life antibiotics
ID physicians and stewardship
Contact precautions for MRSA, VRE
Farm antibiotic use

Feb 13, 2018

Feb 13, 2018
Baby boy on oxygen

Study shows youngest kids most at risk of flu death

A probe of child flu deaths over 6 seasons found vaccination gaps and a somber reminder that even healthy kids can succumb.

Feb 13, 2018
Handfuls of soil

Novel platform finds a new antibiotic class in soil

The newly identified molecules, called malacidins, are linked to a family of antibiotics that require calcium for antibacterial activity.

Feb 13, 2018

News Scan for Feb 13, 2018

Trump budget proposal
Lassa fever response
Saudi Arabia MERS
UK lab accidents
Pneumonia in opioid users

Feb 14, 2018

Feb 14, 2018
New York Stock Exchange

Studies: Next major outbreak could bring high US job loss

Even an epidemic in a far-off country could do major damage to the US economy, experts say.

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