News & Perspective

Mar 22, 2019

Mar 22, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 22, 2019

New asymptomatic bacteriuria guidance
Resistant Enterococcus in wastewater
Stewardship in pet care
Fewer antibiotics in Salmon
Gloves, gowns, and MDROs
WHO drug-resistant TB guidelines
Antibiotic development partnership
Lung disease bacteria in tap water
Drop in US prescribing
Short course for Pseudomonas
Antibiotic cardiac device 'envelope'

Mar 15, 2019

Mar 15, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 15, 2019

Penicillin allergy de-labeling
Antibiotic misuse in Irish long-term care
Resistant bacteria in imported shrimp
MRSA in hospital roaches
Test for resistant gonorrhea
German funding for CARB-X
Antibiotics for citrus trees
Origins of MCR-1 in France
VA outpatient prescribing
FDA to review new TB drug

Mar 13, 2019

Mar 13, 2019

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Mar 13, 2019

Antibiotics for citrus trees
Origins of MCR-1 in France

Apr 19, 2017

Apr 19, 2017

News Scan for Apr 19, 2017

Saudi MERS case
Wolbachia trial launch
Federal interagency preparedness drill

Jul 10, 2017

Jul 10, 2017
Old smallpox vaccine

Panel's smallpox sample probe yields policy recommendations, lingering questions

Panel finds overall response was thorough, but notes policy gaps and some missteps after the samples were found.

Mar 16, 2017

Mar 16, 2017
NIH researcher

Trump's budget cuts 20% of NIH; groups express outrage

The budget supports earlier commitment to Gavi vaccine initiatives but dials back funds for other global health efforts.

Jul 12, 2016

Jul 12, 2016
Airplane for aerial mosquito spraying

Experts warn spraying may not be very effective against Aedes

Vector control experts voice concern over a CDC/EPA plan to spray in Puerto Rico.

May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016
Zika baby

More eye problems found in babies with Zika-linked microcephaly

Also, Consumer Reports warns that some plant-based repellents don't work well against Aedes mosquitoes.

May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016
Aedes aegypti mosquito

Zika found in wild mosquitoes; US reviews Wolbachia use

Also, PAHO posts ethics guidance, and Colombia and Costa Rica note microcephaly.

Aug 17, 2012

Aug 17, 2012

Public health officials respond to critique of BioWatch

In the wake of a newspaper investigation that questioned the value of the federal BioWatch program for detecting dangerous airborne pathogens, some public health officials familiar with the program acknowledge that it's far from perfect, but they say it's not time to scrap it.

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