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...
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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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Infection Prevention & Control: The Art and Pitfalls of Practicing Tough Love

Abstract In any human relationship, tough love helps to prevent and control dysfunction. In our co-existence with microbes, we need to use a similar strategy...
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...
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...
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...

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...
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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...