News & Perspective

Jan 15, 2016

Jan 15, 2016

News Scan for Jan 15, 2016

Avian flu in Vietnam, Taiwan
Scope-linked outbreak probe

Mar 01, 2016

Mar 01, 2016

News Scan for Mar 01, 2016

Less fit MERS virus
H5N6 outbreak in China
Hospital hand sanitizing

Mar 03, 2016

Mar 03, 2016
Surgeons operating

CDC notes progress, threat regarding hospital superbugs

Today's CDC report focused on the six most concerning antibiotic-resistant bacteria and found better progress against them in short-term healthcare settings.

Mar 28, 2016

Mar 28, 2016

News Scan for Mar 28, 2016

Three Saudi MERS cases
2-state sproutbreak over
Endoscope contamination

Apr 15, 2016

Apr 15, 2016

News Scan for Apr 15, 2016

Ebola vaccine's future
More US flu deaths
US biodefense coordination
WHO dengue vaccine advice
Carbapenem resistance in Europe
Scope infections
Malaria drug resistance

Apr 26, 2016

Apr 26, 2016

News Scan for Apr 26, 2016

Ebola vaccine funding
Yellow fever vaccination for travelers
C diff hospital intervention

Apr 28, 2016

Apr 28, 2016
IV antibiotic

Report: Antibiotic stewardship programs lower infections, improve care

A case-study series from the Pew Charitable Trusts profiles the impact of antibiotic stewardship programs, which also include cost savings.

May 02, 2016

May 02, 2016

News Scan for May 02, 2016

Defective surgical gowns
Saudi MERS cases
More chikungunya
Yellow fever in DRC, Uganda

May 12, 2016

May 12, 2016

Antimicrobial Resistance Scan for May 12, 2016

Shorter MDR-TB regimen
Antibiotic resistance action plan
Colorado scope infections

Jun 22, 2016

Jun 22, 2016
IV port

Rule ties hospital antibiotic stewardship to Medicare funds

Feds say coordinated activities can save $1 billion a year.

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