News & Perspective

Jul 30, 2020

Jul 30, 2020
Nursing home

Global COVID-19 total surges past 17 million

The WHO releases a new resource aimed at preventing COVID-19 spread in nursing homes.

Jul 27, 2020

Jul 27, 2020
Spain beach police

Pandemic total speeds past 16 million

WHO officials stressed that even intense transmission countries can turn their outbreaks around with leadership, consistent messaging, and key measures.

Jul 13, 2020

Jul 13, 2020
Masked bus passenger

WHO warns of worse pandemic without detailed national plans

With the global total about to top 13 million cases, the WHO warns countries to act.

Jul 07, 2020

Jul 07, 2020
Flags at United Nations headquarters

US pulls out of WHO amid escalating COVID-19 activity

Also, the WHO will meet with Chinese officials to probe the source of the virus.

May 01, 2020

May 01, 2020

ASP Scan (Weekly) for May 01, 2020

Antibiotic development collaboration
Fluoroquinolone decline at VA hospitals
Impact of C diff treatment guidelines
Mass azithromycin distribution in Malawi
Rapid MDR-TB susceptibility test
Antibiotic use in older Australians
Pneumonia and antibiotic Rx
Funds for novel antibiotic

Apr 27, 2020

Apr 27, 2020

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Apr 27, 2020

Antibiotic use in older Australians
Pneumonia and antibiotic Rx
Funds for novel antibiotic

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.

Jan 30, 2020

Jan 30, 2020
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, PhD, WHO

WHO declares nCoV public health emergency amid virus spread

The main worry is the possible effect on weaker nations.

May 08, 2019

May 08, 2019

News Scan for May 08, 2019

Measles vaccine support
Yellow fever vaccine and dengue
MERS in health workers

Oct 25, 2013

Oct 25, 2013
Northern Hemisphere

Flu activity stays low in most Northern Hemisphere regions

Some Northern Hemisphere indicators show slight upticks in influenza activity.

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