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DRC Ebola total grows by 2, health experts push for high-level support

cidrap - Fri, 02/11/2018 - 22:41
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsNov 02, 2018

In other developments, Uganda said it will start vaccinating health workers in high-risk areas and two global health experts pressed for more high-level involvement in ending the outbreak, including committment from the United States.

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News Scan for Nov 02, 2018

cidrap - Fri, 02/11/2018 - 21:55
Polio in 4 countriesAvian flu in Minnesota, VietnamTesting for very resistant TBNew CWD type in moose?
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FDA issues final report on E coli in Arizona-grown romaine

cidrap - Fri, 02/11/2018 - 21:35
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsNov 02, 2018

Investigators were't able to determine exactly how the water contaminated the lettuce, which may have occurred by irrigation or the dilution of chemical to protect crops.

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Ebola case found in new DRC area as outbreak hits 285

cidrap - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 22:27
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsNov 01, 2018

The DRC health ministry reports 6 cases today, and deaths have climbed to 180.

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News Scan for Nov 01, 2018

cidrap - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 21:54
More adenovirus in NJAntibiotic prescribing in OntarioH5N6 avian flu deathFarmer's market food safetyNew York measles outbreakUS healthcare-related infections
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WHO details 8 recent Saudi MERS cases, 3 deaths

cidrap - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 21:26
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsNov 01, 2018

Three were hospital contacts in a hospital in Dammam, and two were household contacts in Riyadh.

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News Scan for Oct 31, 2018

cidrap - Wed, 31/10/2018 - 22:45
Saudi MERS casesCongenital ZikaFlu rise in Asia, elsewhereEnterovirus blood testing
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 31, 2018

cidrap - Wed, 31/10/2018 - 22:43
Antibiotics for COPDMCR resistance genes in VietnamCefto-tazo for MDR Pseudomonas
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Two studies tie early antibiotic exposure to increased obesity risk

cidrap - Wed, 31/10/2018 - 22:42
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsOct 31, 2018

Both studies found that antibiotics in the first 2 years of life were associated with increased weight gain. 

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UN calls down international law in DRC Ebola outbreak

cidrap - Wed, 31/10/2018 - 22:15
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsOct 31, 2018

The Security Council passed a resolution to "ensure full, safe, immediate, and unhindered access" in outbreak areas.

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Ebola total hits 276 as lasting effect noted for 3 vaccines

cidrap - Tue, 30/10/2018 - 21:59
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsOct 30, 2018

For all three vaccines, protection lasted 2.5 years, the longest yet in ongoing studies to assess the potential impact of Ebola immunization.

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News Scan for Oct 30, 2018

cidrap - Tue, 30/10/2018 - 20:54
Acute flaccid myelitis casesZika in monkeysEvidence of MERS in camel workersBipartisan public health support
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 30, 2018

cidrap - Tue, 30/10/2018 - 19:56
Drug-resistant UTIsHospital antifungal stewardshipCarbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas risk
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DRC records 17 new Ebola cases in nation's 3rd-largest outbreak

cidrap - Mon, 29/10/2018 - 21:41
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsOct 29, 2018

The cases bring the total to 274, including 139 deaths.

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News Scan for Oct 29, 2018

cidrap - Mon, 29/10/2018 - 20:27
MERS in Saudi ArabiaFatal adenovirus in NJMedical vaccine exemptions
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 29, 2018

cidrap - Mon, 29/10/2018 - 19:57
Decline in pediatric Staph, MRSACandida auris uptick
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ASP Scan (Weekly) for Oct 26, 2018

cidrap - Mon, 29/10/2018 - 01:03
Stewardship to reduce C diffDeclining ear infections, antibioticsAntibiotic overuse with RSVFinancial incentives for antibiotic stewardshipCosts of ESBL surveillance
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Amid Ebola surge, experts don't give nod to vaccine in pregnancy

cidrap - Fri, 26/10/2018 - 23:48
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsOct 26, 2018

With 6 new infections, the outbreak total reaches 257 cases and 164 deaths.

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Study: Kids' flu vaccine protection not reduced by prior vaccination

cidrap - Fri, 26/10/2018 - 23:28
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsOct 26, 2018

Prior vaccination did not reduce the subsequent season's vaccine effectiveness in children 2 to 17 years old.

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Fast-tracked antibiotic shows promise in phase 2 trial

cidrap - Fri, 26/10/2018 - 23:22
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsOct 26, 2018

Cefiderocol has a novel way of penetrating the outer membrane of gram-negative bacteria, including resistant ones.

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