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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 16, 2018

cidrap - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 23:08
C difficile on hospital bed sheetsColistin resistance diagnosticsDearth of point-of-care testsNew-antibiotic distribution
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Report highlights declining sales of vet antibiotics in Europe

cidrap - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 22:14
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsOct 16, 2018

The report shows a 20% decline in antibiotics for food animals in 25 EU nations from 2011 through 2016.

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CDC, partners probe 127 polio-like cases in 22 states

cidrap - Tue, 16/10/2018 - 21:35
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsOct 16, 2018

So far 62 acute flaccid myelitis cases—marked by sudden limb weakness—have been confirmed.

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More Ebola cases as WHO weighs emergency declaration

cidrap - Mon, 15/10/2018 - 23:28
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsOct 15, 2018

The new cases lift the outbreak total to 211, including 135 deaths.

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Study: Antibiotics for bacterial vaginosis don't cut preterm birth risk

cidrap - Mon, 15/10/2018 - 23:26
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsOct 15, 2018

Among low-risk women, 1.2% who got clindamycin had a late miscarriage or very preterm delivery, similar to placebo.

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News Scan for Oct 15, 2018

cidrap - Mon, 15/10/2018 - 22:14
Saudi MERS caseChikungunya in SudanSevere pertussisLow-path H7N3 in California
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ASP Scan (Weekly) for Oct 12, 2018

cidrap - Sun, 14/10/2018 - 22:31
Antibiotic duration for group B strepC diff risk and antibioticsVeterinary pharma controversyCarbapenem-resistant PseudomonasAntibiotic use in animalsVaccines for AMRStewardship guide for low-resource settingsResistant bacteria transmission in nursing homes
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DRC Ebola cases top 200 as security problems fuel the spike

cidrap - Fri, 12/10/2018 - 23:22
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsOct 12, 2018

As officials report 11 new cases, the WHO says the situation is deteriorating.

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News Scan for Oct 12, 2018

cidrap - Fri, 12/10/2018 - 22:37
Polio cases in 4 countriesMonkeypox case in IsraelH5N6 in Chinese poultry
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Oct 12, 2018

cidrap - Fri, 12/10/2018 - 22:34
Antibiotic duration for group B strepC diff risk and antibioticsVeterinary pharma controversy
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More young US kids not getting vaccinated

cidrap - Fri, 12/10/2018 - 21:24
Jim Wappes | Editorial Director | CIDRAP NewsOct 12, 2018

The median vaccine exemption rate in kindergartners climbed for the third year in a row, to 2.2%, and 1.3% of 2-year-olds get no vaccines.

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News Scan for Oct 11, 2018

cidrap - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 23:49
Polio-like illness in 5 statesMERS in Saudi ArabiaCarbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas
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Study: Vaccine prevents flu hospitalization in pregnant women

cidrap - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 23:36
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsOct 11, 2018

Flu vaccination during pregnancy may cut a woman's chance of hospitalization by 40%.

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Research reveals probiotic's potential against Staph

cidrap - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 23:31
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsOct 11, 2018

Bacillus could be a tool to decolonize patients found to carry S aureus in their nose or intestines.

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Spread in school noted as DRC Ebola cases mount

cidrap - Thu, 11/10/2018 - 22:05
Jim Wappes | Editorial Director | CIDRAP NewsOct 11, 2018

A humanitarian group highlights transmission within a school and more response disruption.

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News Scan for Oct 10, 2018

cidrap - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 23:45
More polio-like illnessesTechnology against public health threatsLyme disease in Ontario
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Flu Scan for Oct 10, 2018

cidrap - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 23:43
Early data on universal flu vaccineAvian flu outbreaks in 3 nations
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Officials confirm 7 more Ebola cases in DRC

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

Three of the new cases, all fatal, involve children seen at the same clinic in Butanuka district in Beni.

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PRO/AH/EDR> Pneumonia, ovine - USA (04): (WY) wild ungulates, alert

healthmap - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:23
Pneumonia -- United States
Signs of bighorn sheep were scattered inches away from the cliff edge: Dirt packed down from where they slept, round droppings, and a still-pungent smell. The animals themselves were gone, melting away into distant layers of mountain and rock.
Steve Kilpatrick, a retired biologist now leading the Wyoming Wild Sheep Foundation, was in the mountains on the border of Grand Teton National Park in August [2018] surveying sheep as part of an annual effort to keep tabs on its dwindling
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