23 Apr 2012
This guest contribution by Dr. Claire Panosian Dunavan originally ran in southern California newspapers on 22 April 2012.This Wednesday - April 25 - marks World Malaria Day.
I've been interested in malaria since childhood. For one thing, my dad
battled it during World War II. In my mind's eye, I can still see his
final "souvenir" on our bathroom shelf: an amber bottle of out-dated
20 Apr 2012
A round-up of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.Research presented at the 22nd European
Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases reaffirms the link
between catheters and ventilation devices and HAIs, and finds that HAIs
quadruple patient mortality rates in ICUs.
18 Apr 2012
This week's visualization takes a break from charts to tell a story via an infographic: namely, the story of the one million Indian children who die each year in the first four weeks of life. Approximately 190,000 of these neonates die from sepsis, a bacterial infection that overwhelms the bloodstream, and of these deaths, it's estimated that nearly one-third are attributable to antibiotic resistance. Download the infographic from the Tools section of our website.
17 Apr 2012
CDDEP director Ramanan Laxminarayan weighs in on the landscape of hospital infection control in a recent commentary for PNAS. The commentary is in response to a study by Ke et al that shows how increasing patient sharing leads to decreased heterogeneity of MRSA strains among medical facilities.
13 Apr 2012
A round-up of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.