March 2011

14 Mar 2011
Last week we officially launched the Pneumococcal Modeling (PneuMOD) Project on the CDDEP website. Publications and tools will be continually added as the project proceeds, but to kick things off we would like to provide the necessary background for the project and examine the global burden and epidemiology of pneumococcal diseases.
9 Mar 2011
Last week, Extending the Cure’s ResistanceMap released new videos visualizing resistance trends in inpatient settings.  The maps highlighted a number of concerning patterns, including a rise in resistance to commonly prescribed fluoroquinolone antibiotics, and an eight-fold increase in inpatient Acinetobacter baumannii
7 Mar 2011
Last week, policymakers, healthcare specialists and medical practitioners descended upon the Columbus Club at Union Station in Washington, D.C.
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Posted by Zack Walko
4 Mar 2011
Smallpox is the only human disease to ever be eradicated. The disease caused death in one third of its victims, and blindness and disfigurement in survivors. When WHO launched an intensified plan to eradicate smallpox in 1967, 60% of the world's population was at risk, but by 1980, WHO had declared it officially eradicated.
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Posted by Shawn Magnuson