News & Perspective

Jul 19, 2021

Jul 19, 2021
Boris Johnson virtual press conference

Rocky COVID-19 path in UK as it eases final restrictions

Elsewhere, countries in Southeast Asia report more daily record highs, and Tunisia's surge has toppled its healthcare system.

Jul 12, 2021

Jul 12, 2021
Benin COVAX

Delta COVID-19 surges worsen; WHO challenges push for vaccine booster doses

WHO head Tedros urges Moderna and Pfizer to go all out on channeling vaccine supply to COVAX.

Feb 23, 2018

Feb 23, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Feb 23, 2018

Improper prescribing in kids
XDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa
Cost-effective C diff treatment
Latent TB guidelines
Antibiotic screening method
CDC antibiotic stewardship course
Diagnostic codes and prescribing
New CARB-X funding
MRSA bacteremia and race
AMR threats in Asia-Pacific
Parasite drug effective for staph

Sep 29, 2016

Sep 29, 2016
Zika mosquitoes

Zika funds finally pass amid more Florida cases

In another breaking development, the CDC today urged pregnant women to avoid nonessential travel to 11 Southeast Asian countries.

Sep 20, 2016

Sep 20, 2016

CDC ups Zika testing support; Florida reports more local cases

In other developments, without Zika funding federal officials have had to tap research money for cancer and other diseases.

Jun 18, 2008

Jun 18, 2008

UN: Pandemic preparedness pays off, but threat remains

(CIDRAP News) – David Nabarro, influenza coordinator for the United Nations (UN), said during a press conference yesterday that the world is better prepared to respond to an influenza pandemic, but he added that continuing outbreaks in some countries are a reminder that a major threat remains.

Mar 25, 2008

Mar 25, 2008

US officials launch regional stockpile to fight H5N1 in Asia

(CIDRAP News) – The first of three US-funded supply stockpiles aimed at helping authorities in Asia stamp out avian influenza outbreaks opened near Bangkok today.

Eric John, the US ambassador to Thailand, spoke at a ceremony to open a Regional Distribution Center (RDC) in Chachoengsao province, in eastern Thailand, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today.

Aug 01, 2007

Aug 01, 2007

WHO working group grappling with virus-sharing issues

(CIDRAP News) – Representatives from 24 countries are meeting in Singapore this week to propose solutions to virus-sharing problems that threaten to derail global monitoring of the H5N1 avian influenza virus and stall the development of new vaccines and treatments.

Mar 29, 2007

Mar 29, 2007

International network to study high-dose Tamiflu

(CIDRAP News) – A network of clinical researchers stretching from Southeast Asia to the United States is about to begin testing whether doubling the standard dosage of oseltamivir (Tamiflu) will help patients overcome either the often-deadly H5N1 avian influenza or severe seasonal flu.

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