Infection Treatment

Infection Treatment

Infection treatment

Superbugs : A Primer

Superbugs : A Primer

The introduction of antibiotics into modern healthcare has added years onto the average lifespan of humans in developed countries. However, the widespread use and...
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,...
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...
Conditions Inside U.S. Poultry Processing Facilities May Be Ideal For Starting An Influenza Pandemic

Conditions Inside U.S. Poultry Processing Facilities may be ideal for starting an Influenza Pandemic

Abstract In March 2017, more than 171,000 chickens in the United States had avian influenza. The current epidemics of avian influenza virus in China demonstrate...
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...
The Changing Face of Sepsisvideo

The Changing Face of Sepsis

Abstract: There are few infections that can result in death or lifelong impairment in mere hours. Sepsis is caused by an inflammatory response by 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...
Non-Antibiotic Disinfection in the Poultry Industry: A Case for Super Oxidized Water

Non-Antibiotic Disinfection in the Poultry Industry: A Case for Super Oxidized Water

Abstract: There is a need for the elimination of antibiotic growth promoters in the poultry industry due to the rapid development of antibiotic drug resistance...
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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...