Out-TB Web

New Web Surveillance Technology for Disseminating Data Critical for TB Control

Demonstration Data.  Image Courtesy of Public Health Ontario Abstract: The investigation of tuberculosis (TB) transmission and control is significantly enhanced in Ontario, Canada through the use...
Malaria

Drug Resistant Malaria: Are Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes the Answer?

Abstract: Malaria is a deadly disease caused by parasites that mosquitoes transmit. It is responsible for hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. Effective chemical...
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6 Factors That Have Caused Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance has become a global threat, and with Antibiotic Awareness Week, it is important to understand the series of events that have led...
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Zika Threat Warning Raised Without Proof of Causation

Abstract: Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization, convened an Emergency Committee of 18 experts and advisers to assess the level of threat...
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Pan Access: The Need for Open Access

Abstract: Valuable information from all over the world is being overlooked because the information is not being provided to the key players. Access to the...
Antibiotic Resistance

Canada Putting Up No Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Abstract: A number of recent developments in the last three months have catapulted antimicrobial resistance onto the world stage. Many other countries, such as the...
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Antibiotic Resistance – The return of the Four Horsemen

Abstract: Antibiotics are almost singlehandedly responsible for eliminating deaths and mortality caused by infectious disease. However, antibiotic resistance is disseminating among deadly pathogens, returning us...
Hepatitis

Hepatitis C Virus Still Unacceptably High Risk for Healthcare Workers

Abstract: Background: A recently published study describes that the prevalence of occupational hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is higher than the general population.  This study...
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Global Antibiotic Awareness Week

Antibiotics are sometimes revered as one of humankind’s greatest discoveries. Thanks to antibiotics, the lives of billions of people have been saved.  The ubiquity of...
The language of Zika virus testing

The Language of Zika Virus Testing

Abstract: When a new virus emerges or an old one re-emerges, one of the earliest conversations is about whether there exist good tests to detect...