30 May 2012
This new data visualization examines the validity of using administrative codes for the surveillance of MRSA. Please visit the Tools section to download this graphic.
25 May 2012
A round-up of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.A cover story in the Mumbai
the menace of antibiotic resistant infections in India’s most populous city.
The European Centre for
Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) releases a video on antimicrobial
resistance in zoonotic bacteria.
23 May 2012
Curiously, two of the main themes that characterize current
global malaria control efforts are foreshadowed in famous quotations from 19th
century literature. Charles Dickens in
his Tale of Two Cities famously wrote
“It was the best of times and the worst of times.” The Red Queen in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland counseled Alice that
“it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place" and “If you
want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that.”
18 May 2012
A round-up of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.
16 May 2012
A glimmer of hope amid pronouncements that we are on a path to a "post-antibiotic era:" in some countries, antibiotic prescribing is actually going down. We've known since the advent of antibiotics that exposure to the drugs drives the development of resistance in bacteria. We also know that many antibiotic prescriptions are inappropriate -