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CDC: Delta as contagious as chickenpox

CDC: Delta as contagious as chickenpox

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say the Delta variant (B1617.2) is as contagious as chickenpox in an internal document leaked to the Washington Post today. The agency also said that, although vaccinated people rarely get serious breakthrough infections, when they do get infected they can transmit the virus as easily as unvaccinated

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 27, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 27, 2021

Study: Use of restricted antibiotics rose after hospital ASP discontinued The discontinuation of an antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) at a South Korean hospital led to a rapid return of antibiotic use patterns observed before the ASP was implemented, researchers reported yesterday in Clinical Microbiology and Infection. The interrupted time-series analysis looked at antibiotic use at

COVID-19 Scan for Jul 23, 2021

COVID-19 Scan for Jul 23, 2021

Side effects after Pfizer COVID vaccine more common after COVID-19 Patients with a history of COVID-19 were more likely to have side effects after their first dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine than those who were never infected, according to a Vaccine study yesterday. The researchers conducted a prospective observational study consisting of 311 healthcare

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 21, 2021

Stewardship / Resistance Scan for Jul 21, 2021

Canadian One Health report tackles antimicrobial resistance The Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and the country’s Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Network have published a new One Health–focused report that proposes improvements to a pan-Canadian AMR governance structure and optimal models for responding to AMR. The report, “Strengthening Governance of the Antimicrobial Resistance Response Across One Health

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