Antibiotic Resistance – The return of the Four Horsemen

Antibiotic Resistance – The return of the Four Horsemen

Abstract: Antibiotics are almost single-handedly responsible for eliminating deaths and mortality caused by infectious disease. However, antibiotic resistance is disseminating among deadly pathogens, returning us...
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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...
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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...
Zika Response Disadvantaged Before The Outbreak Began

Zika Response Disadvantaged Before Outbreak Began: A Perspective

Abstract: Zika virus is the latest emergent virus to cause significant morbidity and mortality, despite being identified over half a century prior. Characterization of lesser-known...
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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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Four lesser known facts about Dengue

Like many tropical countries, India witnesses a cyclical spike in the number of Dengue cases every 4-5 years1. The current year has been one...
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Patient Hand Hygiene: The missing link in preventing Hospital Acquired Infections?

Abstract: Hospital acquired infections (HAI’s) are a major threat to patient safety and there is substantial evidence that good hand hygiene reduces the transmission of...
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Zika Response Must Include Public Health Initiatives

Abstract: Zika virus fever is spreading in Latin America and has put the local and national health authorities, as well as the general population, on high...
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...
Endoscopes A Patient versus Worker Health Dilemma – Total Health

Endoscopes: A Patient versus Worker Health Dilemma – Total Health

Abstract: As the public becomes more aware of the possibility of becoming infected with drug resistant pathogens from inadequately reprocessed endoscopes when they undergo endoscopic...