News & Perspective

Oct 09, 2020

Oct 09, 2020

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Oct 09, 2020

EU antibiotic development
Diagnostic stewardship intervention
Lower ER antibiotic prescribing
CARB-X funds for novel pneumonia therapy

Jun 23, 2020

Jun 23, 2020
Kaaba in mosque in Mecca

COVID-19 spells travel ban for hajj, maybe for Americans going to Europe

EU officials might exclude travelers from the US and other nations, such as Russia and Brazil, that are having difficulty containing COVID-19 cases.

Mar 17, 2020

Mar 17, 2020
Europe at night from space

EU closes borders to slow COVID-19; activity escalates in South Asia

Italy reports 3,526 new infections, boosting its total past 30,000.

Dec 06, 2019

Dec 06, 2019

News Scan for Dec 06, 2019

Polio in Afghanistan, Angola
Malaria vaccine funding
Measles progress in China

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

Mar 23, 2012

Mar 23, 2012

Experts seek greater push to stop drug-resistant TB

(CIDRAP News) – Tuberculosis (TB) experts who met in Geneva this week said the global TB community needs to step up the fight against drug resistance and increase appropriate care and treatment "to avoid a scenario where TB becomes incurable," the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Mar 20, 2012

Mar 20, 2012

Drug resistance, lack of vaccine top list of TB challenges

(CIDRAP News) – The tuberculosis toll in Europe continued a slow overall decline in 2010, but the treatment success rate for the disease is slipping as drug-resistant strains of TB grow more common, according to a report released today by the European Union (EU) and the World Health Organization (WHO).

Feb 03, 2012

Feb 03, 2012

Flu continues late-season Northern Hemisphere push

(CIDRAP News) – Flu activity in many Northern Hemisphere countries continued its late-season rise last week, with areas such as the United States, Canada, and Europe reporting steady increases.

Though flu activity overall is low, notable increases are occurring in North America, western Europe, and northern China, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

Jul 05, 2011

Jul 05, 2011

EU recalls and bans Egyptian sprout seeds

(CIDRAP News) – The European Union today ordered the recall and ban of certain types of seeds from Egypt after a new report from its food safety agency further detailed a link between the products and Escherichia coli outbreaks in Germany and France.

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