News & Perspective

Jan 07, 2011

Jan 07, 2011

CDC gives mixed report on US flu activity

(CIDRAP News) – US health officials today gave a mixed report on influenza activity for last week, saying overall activity decreased slightly but more states reported widespread flu than the week before.

In Europe, meanwhile, flu activity increased in several countries, and the United Kingdom and Denmark reported high flu circulation, according to the World Health Organization's (WHO's) European Regional Office.

Jul 13, 2011

Jul 13, 2011

Study: Adjuvanted H1N1 vaccines had little effect on GBS risk

(CIDRAP News) – A five-country study from Europe indicates that the use of adjuvanted vaccines against the pandemic H1N1 influenza virus probably did not increase the risk of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), but the investigators could not firmly rule out a slightly greater chance of suffering the paralytic condition.

Sep 20, 2012

Sep 20, 2012

ECDC studies shed new light on narcolepsy and H1N1 vaccine

(CIDRAP News) – The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) today confirmed a link between narcolepsy and pandemic 2009 H1N1 vaccination in children in Finland and Sweden, the two countries that originally reported a problem with the vaccine.

Dec 28, 2012

Dec 28, 2012

Flu markers keep climbing in US and Europe

Editor's Note: The fourth paragraph was revised on Jan 2 to clarify the current situation regarding H3N2 dominance.

(CIDRAP News) – US influenza activity continued its ascent last week, judging from the high volumes of patients seeking care for the disease at doctors' offices, while flu indicators in Europe showed a clear spike, according to the latest surveillance reports.

Jan 25, 2013

Jan 25, 2013

CDC sees mixed flu picture, remaining threat for seniors

(CIDRAP News) – Deaths from pneumonia and flu in the United States rose sharply last week, with a rise in hospitalizations that continues to hit older people the hardest, though other disease indicators showed declines, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

Jan 30, 2013

Jan 30, 2013

Study finds post-H1N1-vaccination rise in narcolepsy in 3 nations

(CIDRAP News) – A large study of narcolepsy background rates in six European countries before and after 2009 H1N1 pandemic vaccine campaigns confirmed increases in Finland and Sweden—the two countries that first reported the problem—but also detected a rise in Denmark.

Nov 10, 2016

Nov 10, 2016
cystic fibrosis

Study describes spread of drug-resistant bug that infects cystic fibrosis patients

The bacterium may have recently evolved to spread person to person, as it becomes more virulent.

Nov 03, 2017

Nov 03, 2017

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 03, 2017

Livestock-related MRSA
Antimicrobial stewardship recognition
IV antibiotics for UTIs
MRSA vaccine candidate
MCR-1 in pigs
MRSA and patient-sharing
Pneumonia overprescribing
New CARB-X funding
Hospital ASPs
Wales superbug deaths decline
Antibiotics in nursing homes

Mar 01, 2018

Mar 01, 2018

News Scan for Mar 01, 2018

Low flu VE in Europe
Novavax flu vaccine trial
Avian flu outbreaks
Public health spending report card
Biodefense caucus forms

Jan 11, 2019

Jan 11, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jan 11, 2019

US XDR typhoid cases
ICU Klebsiella stewardship
Antimicrobials in European chickens
MCR-1 in Wyoming
CDC alert over Mexico infections
Highly resistant gonorrhea in the UK
Penicillin allergy testing
Antibiotics and joint replacement
MDR Shigella in Australia
Resistant-infection alert in RI

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