Infection Treatment

Infection Treatment

Infection treatment

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,...
Invasive Mould Infectionsvideo

Management of Invasive Mould Infections

Abstract: Fungal diagnostics is an often overlooked field that has indirectly resulted in an increase in the number of antifungal-resistant pathogens. Fungal infections, such as...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
Complete the Course

The “Fatal Warning” Antibiotics Don’t Have

Abstract: Combating infectious diseases takes a community effort.  However, one of the most important messages that the public often hears, but doesn’t understand is “Complete...
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...
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...
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...