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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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Many countries are seeing a spike in COVID-19, including the United States, where a third wave has pushed the number of cases above 8.2 million, including 220,000 deaths.

source: Infectious Disease News via Healio

People are getting the results of coronavirus tests in the U.S. faster than they were in the spring, but testing still takes far too long to help with effective disease control measures such as contact tracing and quarantining,...

source: NPR

Among children with community-associated pneumonia who have improved by day 5, study findings showed that additional days of antibiotic therapy did not confer additional benefits, researchers reported during IDWeek.

source: Healio

Improved and consistent oral care in medical care settings may be key to reducing spread of non-ventilator hospital-acquired pneumonia (NVHAP) in facilities, according to new research.

source: Contagion Live

The Southern Hemisphere had a very light flu season in 2020, with Australia seeing only 315 cases over its winter, down 99.8% from the 130,000 cases seen in most years. But flu experts say that, while the low numbers could portend a similar scenario in the Northern Hemisphere,...

source: CIDRAP

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, the infection-fatality risk (ie, risk of death among all infected individuals including those with asymptomatic and mild infections) is crucial for gauging the burden...

source: The Lancet


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