News & Perspective

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.

Jun 11, 2020

Jun 11, 2020
COVID-19 testing in Madagascar

COVID-19 activity escalating in Africa, Middle East

Though Latin America remains the world's main hot spot, cases are also rising in Africa and the Mideast.

May 19, 2020

May 19, 2020
Flags of the world

WHA passes pandemic probe resolution; Korea clarifies reinfection reports

Researchers reveal that discharged patients who test positive for COVID-19 again don't appear to be contagious.

May 08, 2020

May 08, 2020
Police car at night

COVID-19 battle echoes smallpox; concerns rise over domestic violence in lockdown

The WHO voices concern over increased domestic violence in nations under stay-at-home orders.

May 05, 2020

May 05, 2020
Kenya market place

As exponential COVID-19 spread hits parts of Africa, WHO issues advisory on traditional medicines

Cases rose 41% in Africa last week, and transmission is widespread in 7 countries. Lesotho is the only nation that hasn't reported a case.

Apr 03, 2020

Apr 03, 2020

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Apr 03, 2020

Rise in UK heart infections
Critical antibiotics in veterinary medicine
Antibiotic stewardship in Africa
Antibiotic strategy for injection drug users
MRSA skin infections in kids
Oral antibiotics for heart infections
MDR pathogens in Ghana ICUs

Apr 02, 2020

Apr 02, 2020
Spanish troops COVID-19 response efforts

Global COVID-19 total races past 1 million mark

Pandemic activity is increasing rapidly in Africa, up 185% from the previous week, the WHO says.

Mar 24, 2020

Mar 24, 2020
British pedestrians wearing medical masks

World COVID-19 total surges past 400,000; more nations lock down

More nations, including the UK and India, order countrywide lockdowns.

Mar 19, 2020

Mar 19, 2020
Italian ambulance

Italian COVID-19 deaths pass China's total; cases surge in Europe

Spain, like Italy, has plans to support its overwhelmed health system with medical students and other surge staff.

Mar 06, 2020

Mar 06, 2020

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 06, 2020

Antibiotic use in US children's hospitals
Drug trial for highly resistant TB
Urine culture order intervention
Antibiotic use, resistance in African food animals
Improper use of antibiotics in kids
Antibiotic de-escalation in pneumonia patients
Pediatric UTI stewardship
Funds for resistant malaria
Antibiotics in non-severe infections
Combo antibiotic for resistant UTIs


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