News & Perspective

Nov 11, 2020

Nov 11, 2020
mask on cross

Europe's deaths spike in wake of second COVID-19 surge

Also, Iran's third surge hits record levels and Sweden orders some restrictions.

Jun 15, 2020

Jun 15, 2020

News Scan for Jun 15, 2020

More DRC Ebola cases
Malaria control amid a pandemic
Dengue in the Americas

Feb 10, 2020

Feb 10, 2020

News Scan for Feb 10, 2020

New DRC Ebola case
MERS in Saudi Arabia
E-nudge to cut C diff testing
Dengue activity spikes
Multiple avian flu outbreaks

Aug 18, 2020

Aug 18, 2020
Healthcare workers donning COVID-19 protective equipment

WHO urges global coordination of vaccine rollout, notes COVID in Caribbean

The head of the WHO warns about "vaccine nationalism" and previews a basic strategy for deploying vaccine.

Aug 11, 2020

Aug 11, 2020
Vaccine development

Pandemic total tops 20 million amid Russian vaccine news, New Zealand flare-up

Russia's vaccine hasn't been through phase 3 trials, raising worries that the country is skipping key safety steps.

May 03, 2019

May 03, 2019

News Scan for May 03, 2019

WHO H5N1 flu confirmation
Carbapenem reduction strategy
More polio in Afghanistan, Pakistan
Flu imprinting research
Mayaro virus in South America

Jul 14, 2020

Jul 14, 2020
Masked wearing window watcher

Global COVID-19 total blows past 13 million

Efforts are under way to use PAHO funds to help nations buy vaccine, and the group is advising them on trial participation.

Jul 08, 2020

Jul 08, 2020
Mask making Brazil

COVID-19 cases surge higher in Americas and African regions

Cases increased 20% in the Americas over the past week, and in Africa, cases in 22 countries have more than doubled over the past month.

Nov 23, 2018

Nov 23, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Nov 23, 2018

MDR Pseudomonas in Texas
Endoscope-linked MDRO outbreak
Pan-drug resistance in Ethiopia
Antibiotic use in NICUs
UK animal antibiotic use
Antimicrobial stewardship in Latin America, Caribbean
New antibiotic for travelers' diarrhea

Jun 24, 2020

Jun 24, 2020
oxygen port

COVID-19 demands intensify efforts to ease oxygen shortages

COVID-19 cases are rising by 1 million a week, exceeding oxygen supplies in a market in which most concentrators are produced by a few companies.

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