Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening, imbalanced response to a severe infection. The condition affects 1.7 million people and takes 270,000 lives in the U.S. every year. This year, we face additional risks because of the threat of COVID-19.
Community Health Centers serve as a beacon of strength, service, and care in their communities, providing nearly 30 million underserved patients with access to comprehensive, primary and preventive care.
A 2018 paper jointly published by three leading infectious disease organizations (APIC, SHEA, and SIDP) stated that infection prevention and control and antibiotic stewardship programs are inextricably linked.
To fully address the risks that antimicrobial resistance poses to human health, public health measures—including clean water access, sanitation, and wastewater management—should be evaluated, implemented, and enforced regardless of a community’s or country’s economic and political resources.