From 1404 to the middle of the 19th century, 31 flu epidemics were recorded, including eight large-scale pandemics, which killed millions of people and highlighted a need for international cooperation on public health. Cooperation began with the first International Sanitary Conference, held in 1851.
Antimicrobial resistance is a major public health issue across the globe. On September 4, 2019, we lost a partner in that mission. Stuart Levy, MD, one of the earliest and loudest voices warning of the dangers of antibiotic overuse in both humans and animals, passed away after a prolonged illness.
“The thing about sepsis, that I can tell you from living experience, is that it’s super-fast,” said Clawson. “When you get sepsis, it’s a downhill turn and turning it back around is not something that’s easy to do.”
Anna Lopez spent a night in December 2018 nervously making the four-hour drive from Miami back home to Safety Harbor, Florida. Her fiancé, Todd, had been admitted to the hospital earlier that day, after his severe cold progressed to the point where he could barely walk.