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Who are the defenders against antimicrobial resistance?

Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health. Nearly 2 million Americans per year develop hospital-acquired infections, resulting in 99,000 deaths — the majority of which are caused by bacteria that are resistant to multiple antibiotics. Resistance...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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When piglets began dying on farms in southern China in late October 2016, their owners thought they knew what was going on. Baby pigs on farms are especially vulnerable to illness, and one particular disease, porcine epidemic diarrhea virus,...

source: Wired

Almost 2 million additional cases of influenza could have been averted last season if 70 percent of Americans got the vaccine — a national target for overall coverage. Even small increases in vaccine effectiveness and coverage...

source: Healio

Through SHEA’s partnership with the CDC, there are FREE online resources related to outbreak management available online. These resources include two online educational modules based on real-world scenarios. Recorded presentations from the ORTP training workshop hosted...

source: SHEA

Antimicrobial therapy targeting specific cells in the immune system could prevent sepsis and life-threatening disease in people suffering from pneumonia, new research led by the University of Leicester has shown. An antimicrobial therapy...

source: University of Leicester via Medical Xpress

It was two days after the young Yemeni man was released from surgery that the doctors first noticed the smell. The bullet that wounded the leg of the 22-year-old college student had shattered bone and torn a hole in the soft tissue. Now, the wound was emitting a distinct...

source: The New York Times (opinion)

Danger lurks for hospital patients in a place they’d least expect it — the bed. Hospitals claim to disinfect beds in between patients. Don’t believe it. Data from four New York hospitals prove beds are full of germs. Patients are nearly six times as likely...

source: Boston Herald

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