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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 12, 2020

Mar 12, 2020
Temperature screening in Italy

ECDC: COVID-19 not containable, set to overwhelm hospitals

Doctors in Italy face grim decisions about whom to save.

Mar 06, 2020

Mar 06, 2020
Oxygen tank

Global COVID-19 cases pass 100,000 mark

Cases are surging in the hot spot nations of Italy, South Korea, and Iran, and medical oxygen supplies are running low in some areas.

May 10, 2019

May 10, 2019
international flight

Measles surges in Europe and Tunisia; study identifies at-risk US locations

The WHO is stepping up its response in Europe, as cases surge in Tunisa and researchers plot at-risk US sites.

Mar 01, 2019

Mar 01, 2019

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 01, 2019

Antibiotic stewardship and C diff
CPE activity increases in Europe
Resistant gonorrhea in Europe
Antibiotic treatment for UTIs
XDR infection deaths
Asia-Pacific stewardship grants
Metro-area CRE movement
Benefits of penicillin skin testing
Fewer antibiotics for bacteremia
New CARB-X expertise

Sep 15, 2017

Sep 15, 2017

News Scan for Sep 15, 2017

H7N9 case
Campy, Crypto worksite risk
Shingles vaccine
Measles in Italy

Mar 19, 2012

Mar 19, 2012

Moderate flu activity persists in parts of US, world

(CIDRAP News) – Influenza activity remained elevated in Midwestern US states but elsewhere was at low levels, while some Northern Hemisphere countries reported moderate flu activity, according to the latest US and international reports.

Mar 02, 2012

Mar 02, 2012

US flu markers show steady rise

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity in the United States showed a moderate spike last week, with a jump in states reporting widespread activity, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported today.

The number of respiratory specimens testing positive for flu, another marker of flu activity, also showed a steady rise last week, increasing to 18.4%, compared with 14.4% the week before.

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