News & Perspective

Oct 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016
Hurricane Matthew devestation in Haiti

Worsening cholera in Haiti, Yemen prompts stepped-up response

The WHO announces a vaccine campaign in Haiti and $1 million in funding for Yemen.

Oct 17, 2016

Oct 17, 2016

News Scan for Oct 17, 2016

Saudi MERS cases
ESBL-E in travelers
Cholera in Haiti
Meningitis at UW-Madison
Afghan polio campaign

Oct 11, 2016

Oct 11, 2016

News Scan for Oct 11, 2016

Africa malaria deaths
Arkansas mumps outbreak
ASPs in peds hospital
Cholera in Haiti
H5N1 cases in Egypt

Sep 28, 2016

Sep 28, 2016
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Credit: NIAID

After the UN declaration on AMR, what comes next?

UN agencies and member states have the difficult task of turning commitments into action.

Sep 22, 2016

Sep 22, 2016

Antimicrobial Resistance Scan for Sep 22, 2016

New AMR 'conscience' alliance
Campylobacter resistance

Sep 21, 2016

Sep 21, 2016
NDM-1  Enterobacter cloacae

UN leaders pledge to fight antimicrobial resistance

The UN declaration, however, did not set any targets for reduced use of antibiotics in humans and animals.

Sep 16, 2016

Sep 16, 2016
Goat farm

FAO advises nations on curbing ag antimicrobial use

The use of antimicrobials in livestock tops 60,000 metric tons a year.

Sep 02, 2016

Sep 02, 2016

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Sep 02, 2016

CRE cases in Wisconsin
ASP intervention in C diff patients
Antibiotic prescribing by dentists
Incentives for antibiotic development
Polymyxin resistance in Brazil
Antibiotic resistance and childbirth
MCR-1 on the Arabian Peninsula
Drug-resistant fungal infections

Aug 30, 2016

Aug 30, 2016

News Scan for Aug 30, 2016

Vaccine exemptions
Meningitis B vaccine recs
Antibiotic resistance and childbirth

May 31, 2016

May 31, 2016
Rio de Janeiro

WHO cites Zika funding gap, rejects call to move Olympics

In other developments, officials update guidance on sexual transmission and antibody testing.

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