News & Perspective

Mar 25, 2020

Mar 25, 2020
Empty German subway station

ECDC warns of overwhelmed hospitals, Italy-type COVID-19 pattern

The ECDC says the risk is very high if mitigation measures are inadequate.

Mar 19, 2020

Mar 19, 2020
Italian ambulance

Italian COVID-19 deaths pass China's total; cases surge in Europe

Spain, like Italy, has plans to support its overwhelmed health system with medical students and other surge staff.

Jan 10, 2020

Jan 10, 2020

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jan 10, 2020

AMR gene tracking kit
Diagnostics for respiratory infections
Carbapenemase containment plan
Hypervirulent, carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella
Funds for new class of superbug drugs
CARB-X funds for novel immunotherapy
Co-prescribing of antibiotics, asthma drugs
Pediatric stewardship review
Carbapenem resistance in Egyptian hospitals
Targeted C diff reduction

Mar 10, 2020

Mar 10, 2020
Empty Milan street

Italy COVID-19 total tops 10,000; funding grows for treatments, vaccines

Three groups announce $125 million to speed treatment development, and CEPI announces $4.4 million more to support 2 vaccine projects.

Feb 19, 2020

Feb 19, 2020
ICU patient

China's COVID-19 death toll tops 2,000; Iran reports first cases

Also today, 79 more Diamond Princess infections were reportedraising cruise ship totals to 621 and the WHO details stepped-up response measures regarding the Westerdam ship in Cambodia.

Feb 14, 2020

Feb 14, 2020
Asian surgeon with patient

COVID-19 sickens over 1,700 health workers in China, killing 6

China confirms 5,090 new cases and 121 new deaths, raising the counts to 63,851 and 1,380, respectively.

Jul 27, 2018

Jul 27, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 27, 2018

Iowa State AMR research center
Gram-negative ICU infections
Firm pares antibiotic R&D
Antibiotics for kids' LRTIs
Colistin resistance risk factors
Antifungal use in US hospitals
Pathogens in hurricane floodwaters
Antibiotic resistance in leeches
Candida auris uptick
MCR-1 on hospital surfaces
Antibiotic use in livestock
Forgotten antibiotics
ESBL colonization in travelers
Antibiotic redosing
Resistance trends in Swiss nursing homes
Antibiotic legislation nixed

Jan 09, 2018

Jan 09, 2018

News Scan for Jan 09, 2018

More MERS in Saudi Arabia
Suspected VHF in South Sudan
Global flu rises
Migrant MDR-TB

Dec 07, 2016

Dec 07, 2016

Avian Flu Scan for Dec 07, 2016

H5N6 details in China
H5N1 transmissibility in ferrets

Nov 11, 2016

Nov 11, 2016

Flu Scan for Nov 11, 2016

H7N9 in China
Influenza imprinting
More avian flu in Europe


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