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Reduction of Bacteraemia through MRSA Surveillance

Abstract: Bacteraemia is indicated by the presence of pathogens in blood. As this is systemic, bacteraemia can become fatal very quickly. In the United Kingdom,...

I guess everything changes when it happens to you! Editorial...

Editorial By Rodney E. Rohde, PhD Abstract: On any given day, approximately 1 in 25 inpatients in U.S. acute care hospitals has at least one healthcare–associated...

Two Laboratory Tests you Must Demand: Advice from MRSA Survivors and...

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...

The Amazing World of Anna Dumitriu

Anna Dumitriu is fascinated by the history and contemporary practice of microbiology and its impact on society and health. As a contemporary artist in the...

Antimicrobial Stewardship to Fight Back Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem in our healthcare system. Our available regimens of antimicrobial agents are becoming less and less effective as bacteria...

Antimicrobials in Canada, by the Numbers

A Canadian Perspective The numbers don’t lie: antimicrobial misuse in Canada is a pervasive and growing problem. With approximately 23.8 million antibiotic prescriptions written annually,...

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...

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...

Identifying the Enemy

Abstract: We are surrounded by tiny organisms all around us. To scientists, they are microorganisms, but the general public usually identifies them as “bugs.” To...