News & Perspective

Mar 04, 2022

Mar 04, 2022

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Mar 04, 2022

Antibiotic resistance in Middle East
Antibiotic use and preterm birth
WHO handbook for AMR action plans
Multidrug resistance on Chinese pig farms
Veterinary antimicrobial stewardship
No azithromycin benefit for RSV

Jun 11, 2021

Jun 11, 2021
Woman putting up COVID poster

Global COVID deaths in 2021 have topped all of last year's

COVID-19 surges continue in South America, now the hardest-hit continent, and Africa is seeing a host of vaccine issues.

Jul 01, 2020

Jul 01, 2020
COVID interview

Huge daily jump pushes global COVID-19 total past 10.5 million

WHO officials also share details about a similar rise in the Middle East, due to multiple factors.

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

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 05, 2020

Mar 05, 2020

News Scan for Mar 05, 2020

More MERS in Saudi Arabia
Drug trial for highly resistant TB
Urine culture order intervention
Antibiotic use, resistance in African food animals

Feb 19, 2020

Feb 19, 2020
ICU patient

China's COVID-19 death toll tops 2,000; Iran reports first cases

Also today, 79 more Diamond Princess infections were reportedraising cruise ship totals to 621 and the WHO details stepped-up response measures regarding the Westerdam ship in Cambodia.

Mar 04, 2019

Mar 04, 2019

News Scan for Mar 04, 2019

US measles rise
More acute flaccid myelitis
Nipah virus in Bangladesh
Novel H5N2 avian flu in Egypt
Global polio emergency

Jul 27, 2018

Jul 27, 2018

ASP Scan (Weekly) for Jul 27, 2018

Iowa State AMR research center
Gram-negative ICU infections
Firm pares antibiotic R&D
Antibiotics for kids' LRTIs
Colistin resistance risk factors
Antifungal use in US hospitals
Pathogens in hurricane floodwaters
Antibiotic resistance in leeches
Candida auris uptick
MCR-1 on hospital surfaces
Antibiotic use in livestock
Forgotten antibiotics
ESBL colonization in travelers
Antibiotic redosing
Resistance trends in Swiss nursing homes
Antibiotic legislation nixed

Feb 23, 2017

Feb 23, 2017

News Scan for Feb 23, 2017

More H5N8 outbreaks
Zika testicular shrinkage
Polio still global emergency
Norovirus tracking


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