25 Jul 2014
A roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.
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23 Jul 2014
Mycobacterium tuberculosis, a small bacterial pathogen that most commonly causes lung disease, is one of mankind’s most loyal companions. Having developed in Africa 70,000 years ago, the pathogen is thought to have hitched a ride out of the continent through human migration. The ability of M. tuberculosis to spread has always depended on human living and working conditions; the last couple centuries in particular brought about significant increase in population density that allowed the disease to spread more rapidly.
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18 Jul 2014
A roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.CDDEP extends its condolences to the families of those on the Malaysian Airlines Flight 17. We are deeply saddened to learn that many of those lost were health researchers and policymakers en route to the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne.
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11 Jul 2014
A roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.
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9 Jul 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Human consumption of antibiotics around the globe increased by 36% in the 2000-2010 period, primarily in the developing world, raising concerns about the threat of antimicrobial resistance, according to a study by researchers from the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy (CDDEP) and Princeton University.
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