Infection Treatment

Infection Treatment

Infection treatment

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Importance of Using Antibiotics Correctly and Completing the Prescribed Dose

Abstract: The misuse of antibiotics coupled to a decrease in the number of novel drugs entering the clinic has led to the development of antibiotic...

Nigerians, Patriotism, Pathogens and Politics: Implications for Infection Prevention & Control

Abstract: The need for Infection Prevention and Control has become more important than ever, especially in the wake of globalization. In Nigeria the need for...
It’s not too late (to fight back against infectious diseases)

It’s not too Late (to Fight Back Against Infectious Diseases)

Antibiotic resistance is a major threat reaching pandemic levels. Bacterial infections that were once easily treated with the antibiotics are becoming resistant to not...
Food Recalls

Food Recalls: North America May 29 – June 4, 2016

Main Article: May 29 – June 4, 2016 – The following items were (voluntarily) recalled in Canada and the United States: Canada Microbiological: Listeria monocytogenes in CLIF® Bar...
Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic Stewardship: Protecting a Precious Resource

Penicillin, one of the world's first antibiotics, was discovered in 1928 by the British scientist, Sir Alexander Fleming.  It was further developed for medicinal...
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Public Health and Emerging Disease Outbreaks: Why Talking to the Community is a Good...

Abstract: The keys to combat infectious diseases are out there.  Due to insufficient communication between key players, we still don't know how to compile all...
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FDA Ruling On TRANS FATS (PHOs)

Abstract: This article provides some information about the current state of trans fats regulation in the United States and the European Union. Main Article: Regulation in the...
Staphylococcus Aureus

Two Laboratory Tests you Must Demand: Advice from MRSA Survivors and a Scientist

Abstract: Background: More people in the US now die from Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections than from HIV/AIDS. Often acquired in healthcare facilities or during...
Pulmonary Tuberculosis With Acute Respiratory Failure

Can we Overcome Drug Resistant TB?

Abstract: Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient and deadly bacterial disease that generally affects the lungs. Despite the fact that TB is both preventable and curable,...
Food Recalls

Food Recalls: European Union – Week 24

Abstract: This article provides a summary of the food recalls in the European Union for Week 24, 2015 Main Article: This week on the EU RASFF (Rapid...