Weekly Digest: Healthcare worker-mediated contact networks aid in VRE transmission; Officials prepare for COVID-19 outbreak to become a pandemic; ‘Smart regulation’ could optimize antimicrobial use in LMICs.
February 24, 2020
Weekly Digest: Researchers highlight global AMR progress over the last six years; Misinformation and xenophobia spread alongside COVID-19.
Weekly Digest: WHO declares 2019-nCoV a global public health emergency; The benefits of vaccination extend beyond disease prevention; Repeated antibiotic exposure linked to childhood obesity.
February 03, 2020
Weekly Digest: Lack of funding hinders antibiotic development; Novel coronavirus spreads globally, shutting down major cities; US millennials more likely to agree with anti-vax beliefs than other age groups.
Weekly Digest: Combination therapies may speed the development of drug resistance; Antibiotics commonly prescribed to patients without lab evidence in Sierra Leone; Rare resistance gene isolated from E. coli in US pets.
Weekly Digest: Unexplained pneumonia outbreak sickens many in Wuhan, China; IV delivery of TB vaccine found efficacious in monkeys; A majority of European physicians are concerned about drug resistance in ICUs.