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Study heightens concerns about asymptomatic monkeypox spread

cidrap - Tue, 16/08/2022 - 22:35
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsAug 16, 2022

New data suggest that vaccination of only known contacts may not by itself prevent transmission.

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Higher risk of vein blood clots in COVID vs flu patients

cidrap - Tue, 16/08/2022 - 21:16
Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsAug 16, 2022

The risk of venous thromboembolism was 60% to 89% higher in COVID-19 patients.

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News Scan for Aug 16, 2022

cidrap - Tue, 16/08/2022 - 21:05
Respirator use and COVID-19US Omicron BA.5 increase
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 16, 2022

cidrap - Tue, 16/08/2022 - 21:03
Rapid antibiotic susceptibility testsInappropriate antibiotic use in China
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Sequencing effort aims to improve drug-resistant TB diagnosis, treatment

cidrap - Mon, 15/08/2022 - 23:16
Chris Dall | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsAug 15, 2022

The process generates a list of antibiotics to which the infection is susceptible.

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WHO unveils new monkeypox variant names

cidrap - Mon, 15/08/2022 - 22:46
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsAug 15, 2022

Also, 4 studies shed light on symptoms, diagnosis, and spread, with 1 paper detailing asymptomatic cases.

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Complications, death in pregnancy rose during COVID-19

cidrap - Mon, 15/08/2022 - 20:55
Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsAug 15, 2022

Rates of severe pregnancy-related complications and severe maternal illness and death rose significantly.

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News Scan for Aug 15, 2022

cidrap - Mon, 15/08/2022 - 19:48
Novavax COVID booster applicationOmicron spike after eased restrictionsBaloxavir for flu in kidsMore backyard poultry Salmonella
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 15, 2022

cidrap - Mon, 15/08/2022 - 19:45
Improved prescribing for respiratory infectionsDental antibiotic stewardship
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ASP Scan (Weekly) for Aug 12, 2022

cidrap - Mon, 15/08/2022 - 01:12
Antibiotic increase during flu seasonTB drug availability, costs in EuropeTB vaccine effectivenessHealthcare-associated infections in IndiaPan-resistant fungal infectionAntibiotic stewardship surveyASP benefits at peds urgent cares
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COVID's long shadow: Symptoms may last 2 to 18 months

cidrap - Fri, 12/08/2022 - 21:50
Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsAug 12, 2022

About 27% of kids hospitalized for COVID-19 or MIS-C had symptoms 2 to 4 months later.

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News Scan for Aug 12, 2022

cidrap - Fri, 12/08/2022 - 21:25
Monkeypox in Maine childAntibiotic increase during flu seasonMore H3N2v flu casesLeptospirosis in Tanzania
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COVID-19 Scan for Aug 12, 2022

cidrap - Fri, 12/08/2022 - 20:56
Healthcare use after COVID-19COVID vaccines and pregnancy
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Polio found in NYC wastewater; local circulation likely

cidrap - Fri, 12/08/2022 - 20:32
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsAug 12, 2022

Only 86% of New York City preschoolers have received the recommended 3 doses of polio vaccine.

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Fractional monkeypox vaccine dosing comes under scrutiny

cidrap - Thu, 11/08/2022 - 23:07
Stephanie Soucheray | News Reporter | CIDRAP NewsAug 11, 2022

Despite concerns, US officials press ahead with intradermal injection strategy amid rising cases.

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CDC unveils streamlined COVID-19 guidance

cidrap - Thu, 11/08/2022 - 23:03
Lisa Schnirring | News Editor | CIDRAP NewsAug 11, 2022

The CDC also revised its school guidance, which no longer recommends cohorting or the test-to-stay strategy for exposed contacts.

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COVID-19 neuro complications, long-term symptoms in kids

cidrap - Thu, 11/08/2022 - 21:50
Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsAug 11, 2022

In kids, lingering symptoms often occurred after mild illness and were more common in unvaccinated youngsters.

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News Scan for Aug 11, 2022

cidrap - Thu, 11/08/2022 - 21:37
COVID vaccination disparities and vision and hearing disabilityAvian flu in California poultryLangya henipavirus infections in China
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Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Aug 11, 2022

cidrap - Thu, 11/08/2022 - 21:00
TB drug availability, cost in EuropeTB vaccine effectiveness
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Mix-n-match COVID boosters may produce more durable immunity

cidrap - Wed, 10/08/2022 - 22:19
Mary Van Beusekom | News Writer | CIDRAP NewsAug 10, 2022

More durable protection would be an advantage, since frequent mRNA vaccine boosting may be hard to sustain long-term.

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