Barb Hammond, a microbiologist at bioMérieux who has been with the company for more than 30 years, loves being outdoors, spending time with her family, and training her golden retriever in competitive dog sports. But last year, Barb’s usual routine came to screeching halt when she became septic after a surgical procedure.
Three Antimicrobial Resistance Trends We Saw in 2019
Candid auris infections took the public by surprise, the CDC added two new microbes to its list of Urgent Threats, and a KFF poll suggested that awareness of antimicrobial resistance is on the rise.
The Rise of Nightmare Bacteria: Carbapenem Resistance
Transmissible CRE infections have been recognized for the last two decades. The first major documentation of CRE occurred in Okazaki, Japan, in the 1980s. Today, CRE infections tend to be most common in India and Southeast Asia.
The Value of Diagnostics in Combatting Antimicrobial Resistance – A Public Health Problem
At this year’s World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress, Dr. Tristan Timbrook delivered a...