The impact of fungal infections reaffirm the value of research into the ways that fungi infect humans, and how these infections can be detected, identified and treated.
Sepsis is the body’s life-threatening, imbalanced response to a severe infection. The condition affects 1.7 million people and takes 270,000 lives in the U.S. every year. This year, we face additional risks because of the threat of COVID-19.
A study published in June 2019 found that combining rapid blood culture identification (BCID) testing with antimicrobial stewardship initiatives yielded a decrease in broad spectrum antibiotic use.