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Study finds antibiotic resistance rise tied to hotter temps

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 23:54
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsMay 23, 2018

"After controlling for [other] factors, we still find that temperature is a strong predictor of antibiotic resistance."

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News Scan for May 23, 2018

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 23:33
More Nipah in IndiaLassa vaccine partnershipSeasonal flu economic burdenAnthrax prophylaxis guidanceInfrared Zika detection
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 23, 2018

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 23:28
NDM plus MCR-1 in E coliC diff and sharps containers
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WHO: 58 Ebola cases in DRC, 27 deaths

Wed, 23/05/2018 - 23:07
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsMay 23, 2018

With worries about the disease spreading in  Mbandaka, the WHO said the DRC risk is very high and the regional risk is high.

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New funding pledges boost DRC Ebola response

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 23:37
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsMay 22, 2018

More than $25 million is newly pledged for an outbreak that has grown to 51 total cases, 28 confirmed.

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News Scan for May 22, 2018

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 23:00
More Nipah in IndiaNew CARB-X supportCameroon monkeypox outbreakAAP on FluMistPneumonia vaccine in elderly
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Study: GBS symptoms more severe when caused by Zika

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 22:11
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsMay 22, 2018

Those with GBS and Zika had more severe symptoms, including facial weakness, and required more ICU care.

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Trial finds procalcitonin tests don't cut antibiotic use

Tue, 22/05/2018 - 19:27
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsMay 22, 2018

The study found no signifiant difference in patients with lower respiratory tract infections.

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News Scan for May 21, 2018

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 23:36
Salmonella-tainted coconutNipah deaths in IndiaAntibiotics and gastroenteritisNewcastle disease in California
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Ebola vaccine drive launches in DRC as cases rise to 49

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 23:13
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsMay 21, 2018

Four more illnesses have been reported, along with another death in a healthcare worker.

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ASP Scan (Weekly) for May 18, 2018

Mon, 21/05/2018 - 02:01
Rise of resistanceLower antibiotic use in US kidsShortened antibiotics for kidney infectionsFunding for rapid UTI testRapid UTI testAntibiotics and anaphylaxisMRSA, MSSA hospital costs
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Drug-resistant bacteria found in 25% of migrants to Europe

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 22:45
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsMay 18, 2018

Meta-analysis finds that more than a quarter are infected or colonized with antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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News Scan for May 18, 2018

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 22:10
Declining US flu markersMERS treatment trial launchNovel poxvirus in TexasH5N1 in Nepalese poultry
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WHO: Ebola in DRC not global emergency; ring vaccination starts in 2 days

Fri, 18/05/2018 - 21:45
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsMay 18, 2018

"At this point, it's not cost beneficial to declare an international state of emergency," a WHO official said of the 45-case outbreak that has killed 25 people.

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News Scan for May 17, 2018

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 23:23
More lettuce E coli casesExemptions for N95 respiratorsSalmonella in pet pythonsPolio in Somalia
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for May 17, 2018

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 23:22
Rise of resistanceLower antibiotic use in US kidsShortened antibiotics for kidney infections
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As Ebola hits major DRC city, WHO convenes emergency panel

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 23:02
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsMay 17, 2018

"This is a concerning development" the WHO director-general says.

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Hotel pools a factor in water-related illness outbreaks

Thu, 17/05/2018 - 22:55
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsMay 17, 2018

Pools and hot tubs play host to a wide range of disease-causing microorganisms, warns the CDC.

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Ebola vaccine arrives in DRC; campaign to begin within days

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 23:33
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsMay 16, 2018

The WHO says participation in the ring vaccination efforts will be voluntary.

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News Scan for May 16, 2018

Wed, 16/05/2018 - 23:21
Pandemic exercise lessonsSaudi MERS caseNew rapid rabies test
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