News & Perspective

May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022
Detection dog at airport

Trained scent dogs detect airline travelers with COVID-19

Dogs can detect scents as low as one part per trillion—far beyond any technology—and were 92% to 98% accurate for SARS-CoV-2.

May 17, 2022
Post-vaccine bandage for young boy

FDA OKs Pfizer boosters in kids; WHO weighs in on second boosters

The FDA gives the thumbs-up to the emergency use of Pfizer COVID boosters in kids 5 through 11.

May 17, 2022

Estrogen treatment linked to reduced COVID-19 mortality

Researchers looked at women who received prescriptions for hormone replacement therapy or combined oral contraceptive pill.

May 17, 2022

News Scan for May 17, 2022

Predicting long-COVID risk
H5N1 avian flu risk to people
Antibiotic-resistance progress in US
More UK monkeypox cases
HPV vaccine protection
MERS in Oman

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022
Young boy getting COVID vaccine

COVID vaccines may cut hospital Omicron cases in youth

One study shows lower risks of infection and hospitalization in vaccinated kids 5 to 17 years old.

May 16, 2022
Subway in Lisbon, Portugal

ECDC ups BA.4, BA.5 to variants of concern, warns of case rises

In US news, key outbreak markers continue to rise, especially in the Northeast and Midwest.

May 16, 2022
Hospital patient receiving supplemental oxygen

Study: Readmission rate for COVID-19 is 11%

The data come from the medical records of all adults hospitalized in Alberta and Ontario for COVID from Jan 1, 2020, to Sep 30, 2021.

May 16, 2022

News Scan for May 16, 2022

Awake prone positioning for COVID-19
More avian flu in 4 states
New UK monkeypox cases
May 16, 2022

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 16, 2022

MRSA, VRE in nursing homes
Antimicrobial use in dogs, cats
Antibacterial surveillance in NICUs

May 13, 2022

May 13, 2022

News Scan for May 13, 2022

More avian flu in US foxes
Qatari MERS cases
Unexplained hepatitis in Europe
Polio in Africa


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