News & Perspective

May 08, 2020

May 08, 2020

ASP Scan (Weekly) for May 08, 2020

IDSA sepsis recommendations
Rapid ID, susceptibility test
Pediatric Candida auris infections
Co-infections in COVID-19 patients
Web-based antibiotic prescribing aid

Apr 28, 2020

Apr 28, 2020
Almost empty train in Beijing

Study: Contact tracing slowed COVID-19 spread in China

Researchers study 391 patients and 1,286 close contacts to gauge the impact of control efforts.

Oct 01, 2019

Oct 01, 2019

News Scan for Oct 01, 2019

More DRC Ebola
Universal flu vaccine network launch
Passive immunity for flu
Zoonotic flu vaccine strain
Basil-linked Cyclospora
US bio-, agro-defense center head

Aug 14, 2019

Aug 14, 2019
Peru TB detection

FDA approves new drug for highly resistant tuberculosis

The shorter, simpler regimen with the new drug is poised to improve treatment against a difficult disease and to lower costs.

Apr 16, 2019

Apr 16, 2019

News Scan for Apr 16, 2019

Needle-free flu vaccine boost
Promise for chikungunya vaccine
Global flu mostly dropping

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

Feb 18, 2019

Feb 18, 2019

News Scan for Feb 18, 2019

More MERS infections
US flaccid myelitis cases
H9N2 avian flu case in China
Flu A and B illness differences
Human H3N2 flu challenge

Feb 12, 2018

Feb 12, 2018

News Scan for Feb 12, 2018

H7N9 case in China
Cell-based flu vaccine
NIH drug funding

Oct 19, 2017

Oct 19, 2017
Ferret

Study details pandemic potential of latest H7N9 flu strains

In a sample from a patient who died, researchers saw signs that the H7N9 virus had started to mutate to a form resistant to Tamiflu.

May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017
Federal budget

White House budget proposal spells steep cuts for public health

Though deep cuts aren't likely to be enacted, health groups and experts aired strong concerns.

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