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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 new study offers more reassurance that mothers infected with SARS-CoV-2 can safely breastfeed their babies. The study of 55 infants born to moms with COVID-19 found that none contracted the virus — even though most started getting...

source: HealthDay

An analysis of geographic and temporal trends in multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children (MIS-C) support the view that MIS-C results from delayed immunologic responses to SARS-CoV-2 infection, researchers report. Dr. Ermias Belay from the U.S. Centers for Disease...

source: MDedge

Fewer clinic visits resulted in a reduction in antibiotic prescriptions for acute respiratory infections, UTIs and skin and soft tissue infections in 2020 vs. 2019, according to findings presented virtually at the SHEA Spring Conference. “With...

source: Healio

A vacant middle airplane seat could cut the risk of exposure to coronavirus by 23% to 57% compared with a full flight, according to a study on physical distancing onboard released on Wednesday. Researchers from the U.S. Centers...

source: Reuters

As COVID cases rose for the seventh week in a row last week, the biggest jumps were in South Asia and the Middle East, the World Health Organization (WHO) said yesterday in its weekly snapshot of the pandemic. Meanwhile, countries continue to look at their options for vaccines,...

source: CIDRAP

More than 40 percent of American adults have avoided or delayed receiving medical care because of concerns about COVID-19, and people with multiple underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension, are significantly...

source: WKTN-TV


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