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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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Hospitals and other healthcare facilities play a critical role when it comes to responding to infectious disease outbreaks. In order to gain some semblance of control when the unexpected happens, preparedness is key. To this...

source: Contagion Live

Be ready for the next outbreak. World-renowned experts in healthcare epidemiology, infectious diseases, incident management and outbreak response gather to prepare attendees to be at their best during times...

source: SHEA

Although rates of invasive pneumococcal disease have declined since the widespread introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines, according to 15-year surveillance, Streptococcus pneumoniae have adapted, with increases in non-PCV and antibiotic-resistant strains.

source: ContagionLive

Antibiotics save lives, but they are not fail-safe. Even when microbes haven’t acquired drug-evading genetic mutations — a hallmark of antibiotic resistance — the medications don’t always clear infections. A...

source: Scientific American

In addition to holidays and sweater weather, winter bring with it a less than welcome event: flu season. This year, experts are warning that flu season will be particularly nasty — in part, they believe, because of a less effective...

source: Quartz

Three new studies shed more light on the burden of flu hospitalizations and deaths in developing countries, one a meta-analysis that compared levels of serious illnesses in high- and lower-income countries, and others that looked at severe...

source: CIDRAP


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