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Prophylactic Antibiotic Use in Pediatric Hospitals Too High, New Study Suggests
In a new international study, a team of European authors says that antibiotic use for preventative purposes is too high in pediatric hospitals, prompting a call for better antibiotic stewardship efforts.
The first case of gonorrhea resistant to available first-line antibiotics has been reported in the United Kingdom.
Aggressive Containment Combats Spread of Nightmare Bacteria
Coordinated efforts with health departments at the local and state levels are protecting individuals by stopping the spread of new and unusual types of antibiotic resistance throughout the United States.
Solving the Problem of Antimicrobial Resistance: The UN Can't Do It Alone
Here’s what needs to be addressed in order to make real progress in the fight against antimicrobial resistance, according to Dr. Ramanan Laxminarayan, PhD, Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics, & Policy.
Top 5 Infectious Disease News of the Week—March 25, 2018
In case you missed them, we've compiled the top 5 articles from this past week.
New Synthetic Antibiotics May Combat MRSA and Other Superbugs
Antibiotic resistance is highly concerning to researchers, but a team of researchers have identified new synthetic antibiotics with the potential to kill aggressive bacteria.
Infection Prevention & Control Programs—A Vital Component to Antimicrobial Stewardship
SHEA and APIC have declared infection control programs as critical components of antimicrobial stewardship programs—are you including them at your institution?
New Trends Study Highlights the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly Sides of Global Antibiotic Usage: Public Health Watch
Based on current projections, antibiotic consumption could increase by as much as 200% by 2030.