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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...
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...
E.Coli Bacteria

E. coli O157:H7 – The Latest Pathogen Involved in a Multi-state Outbreak

Abstract: E.coli 0157:H7 is the most common STEC (Shiga-toxins producing E. coli) in North America and can be found in a variety of food products,...
World War I

Probing the Past to Predict the Future: Shigella flexneri from World War I

Abstract: Infectious diseases are not a new phenomena. Bacteria have evolved over millions of years and have adapted to life with humans.  Understanding the history...
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...

Fighting Infections in a Microbial World

Abstract: Bacteria can be found everywhere, including in the human body where it plays an important role in our health. Your bacterial ecosystem is referred...
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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...