Protecting Patients: Innovating to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the major threats throughout the world. If we lose the ability to treat with antibiotics, we’re going to lose most of the gains that we’ve made. People worry about a post-antibiotic era. That era is already here. The good news is the global community is beginning to mobilize on a scale that recognizes […]

CDC Official: We’ve Reached ‘The End Of Antibiotics, Period’

associate director above the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention doctor or June Shrinivas on in an interview for PBS Frontline about antibiotic-resistant bacteria and prepare yourself to be scared shitless he says quote for a long time there have been newspaper stories and covers of magazines that talked about the ended antibiotics question mark well now I […]

New Treatment Regimen for Latent Tuberculosis Infection

Hello, I am Dr. Kenneth Castro, Director of the Division of Tuberculosis Elimination at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. I am excited to share with you today the release of CDC guidelines for the use of a new regimen for the treatment of persons with latent tuberculosis infection. Preventing TB disease by treating those with latent […]

CDC: ‘Superbugs Out-Evolved Our Best Antibiotics’

there’s a comprehensive report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week about antibiotic resistance in the United States and long story short it’s really bad news quote anti-microbial resistance is one of our most serious health threats that’s the first line in the report the report highlights the growing pandemic of superbugs that have […]

CDC Public Health Grand Rounds — Combating Resistance: Getting Smart About Antibiotics

I’m Dr. John Iskander. Welcome to Beyond the Data. I’m here today with Dr. Lauri Hicks, medical director of CDC’s Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work program. So, Lauri, at this week’s Grand Rounds, we heard about the problem of excessive and inappropriate antibiotic use. What should people take home about that issue in big picture terms? Well, […]

The End of Antibiotics and the Future of Fighting Infections

Thank you all for coming. Tonight we’re going to talk about a very serious subject. Um, the situation that we face with antibiotic resistant bacteria. Antibiotics were once the silver bullet that seemed to be able to cure just about everything. Now we look at 23,000 antibiotic resistant bacterial infections every year. So let me introduce you to […]

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