Why Technology Alone Can’t Solve Antibiotic Resistance

By Chris Cook, PharmD, Ph.D. Battling a serious infection is a race against the clock. When a patient enters the ED with symptoms that suggest a bloodstream infection, the biggest concern is sepsis and septic shock. Septic shock is an immune response to a blood-stream infection that quickly spirals out of control, leading to widespread …

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

By the bioMérieux Connection Editors On February 2, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)  published the statistics of influenza hospitalizations and fatalities for the week ending January 27, 2018, or Week 4 of the 2017-2018 Influenza Season. As of January 27, the CDC reports 16 additional pediatric deaths related to the flu, which …