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.
Sometimes a child develops a severe illness and can’t be treated with at-home care alone. These situations can be frightening for the parent and for the child, especially when it’s unclear what is making the child sick.
In the United States, Group B Streptococcus (GBS) bacteria are a leading cause of meningitis and sepsis in a newborn’s first three months of life. The bacteria may be passed from pregnant women to their babies during delivery, because about one in every four pregnant women carry GBS bacteria in their body.