While we continue to overuse and misuse a great deal of antibiotics, we have not significantly increased the overall number of antibiotic prescriptions in the U.S. during the last decade. So why are we seeing such a rapid increase in new mechanisms of resistance among microbes, especially bacteria?
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Why Technology Alone Can’t Solve Antibiotic Resistance
No matter how cutting-edge a new microbiology detection technology is, healthcare institutions will fail to curtail resistance if that technology is not used as a part of a larger antibiotic stewardship effort.
Severe Influenza Season of 2017-2018 is a Somber Reminder of Why Flu is One of the World’s Greatest Public Health Challenges, according to CDC
As of January 27, the CDC reports 16 additional pediatric deaths related to the flu, which brings the total number of pediatric deaths to 53 for the 2017-18 season. Since the flu season typically lasts until March and can go as late as May, it is expected that this number will continue to climb.
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...