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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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A deadly outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo has spread outside the province of North Kivu, the country’s health ministry said Tuesday, entering for the first time an active conflict zone and raising the threat of a wider outbreak.

source: The Wall Street Journal

Antimicrobial resistance poses a colossal threat to global health and incurs high economic costs to society. Economic evaluations of antimicrobials and interventions such as diagnostics and vaccines that affect their consumption...

source: Infection Control Today

The Interactive Program is now available to help plan your itinerary for IDWeek! The Interactive Program contains information about the IDWeek sessions, speakers, and CME/MOC credit — all the details you need to get the most out of...

source: SHEA

The use and correct donning and doffing of personal protective equipment presents a challenge in many healthcare facilities and new strategies to prevent the risk of infectious disease transmission, particularly in hospital settings,...

source: MD Magazine

Hundreds of polymers that kill drug-resistant superbugs in novel ways could be produced and tested using light using a novel method developed at the University of Warwick. The new methodology may help identify antimicrobials for a range of applications from personal care...

source: University of Warwick via

Researchers in Japan have developed a new way of testing bacterial resistance to antibiotics, and found three previously unknown resistance mutations in the process. The fact that they detected both known and unknown mutations suggests...

source: Hokkaido University via


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