Germ Catcher Blog

The Power of Families in the Battle against Sepsis

Guest Author: Orlaith Staunton Do you know that it is possible to prevent sepsis by the simple act of providing antibiotics and fluids when it is suspected? We didn’t know this when our beautiful son Rory Staunton died at just 12 years of age when em…

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“NARMS Now: Human Data” paints national picture of antibiotic resistance in foodborne bacteria

Author: CDC Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED) Wondering how antibiotic resistance in foodborne bacteria has changed over time? You’re in luck. With CDC’s new interactive tool, NARMS Now: Human Data, you can view trends in antibiotic resistance over the past two decades for four bacteria transmitted commonly through food: Campylobacter, E. coli

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The Public Health Response to CRE in Wisconsin (Part 3 of a 3-part Series on the August 2015 Vital Signs: Making Health Care Safer: Stop Spread of Antibiotic Resistance)

The latest CDC Vital Signs includes mathematical modeling that projects increases in drug-resistant infections and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) without immediate, nationwide improvements in infection control and antibiotic prescribing. During the next five years, with investments, CDC’s efforts to combat C. difficile infections and antibiotic resistance under the National Strategy to Combat Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria,

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Building a Foundation for CRE Control in Illinois (Part 2 of a 3-part Series on the August 2015 Vital Signs: Making Health Care Safer: Stop Spread of Antibiotic Resistance)

The latest CDC Vital Signs includes mathematical modeling that projects increases in drug-resistant infections and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) without immediate, nationwide improvements in infection control and antibiotic prescribing. During the next five years, with investments, CDC’s efforts to combat C. difficile infections and antibiotic resistance under the National Strategy to Combat Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria,

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