According to the authors from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, the CDC’s assessment of approximately 23,000 deaths per year may significantly underestimate the impact of MDROs.
Since progress can often be hidden by success, it’s worthwhile to look back at the world prior to milk pasteurization. It wasn’t pretty. According to Karen Mullen, Regional Director Animal Health at bioMérieux, foodborne infections and fatalities were all too common prior to milk pasteurization.
Each year, Medical Laboratory Professionals Week (MLPW) celebrates the people who provide critical diagnostic information to help save patients’ lives. Now in its 44th year, MLPW continues to improve public understanding and appreciation for lab personnel and the critical work they perform.
C. auris infections have become increasingly common, and they are more frequently resistant to antifungal drugs doctors use to treat them. Scientists have been attempting to determine the origin of C. auris, but it has been difficult because the pathogen seems to have appeared in several places around the world simultaneously.