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Researchers found C difficile spores quickly contaminate surgical gowns, cannot be killed by standard disinfectant.
Antibiotic prescribing guided by C-reactive protein testing resulted in a lower rate of those drugs for COPD exacerbations in Britain.
The idea is to delink profit from the volume sold, pay for antibiotics based on their public health value, and encourage development of new antibiotics.
Fully 67.8% of patients received antibiotics for longer than recommended.
Ceftazidime-avibactam, meropenem-vaborbactam, and plazomicin were added as "reserve" antibiotics.
The median number of days for hospitals to start using any of 6 new antimicrobials was 398.
Viruses account for 61.4% of cases in young kids, with RSV the most common viral cause and the leading cause of severe pneumonia.
To control the deadly fungus, scientists have to better understand how it spreads.
Nearly half of respondents (45%) haven't taken antibiotics as prescribed.
Antimicrobials are needed to ensure food security, but they need to be used responsibly, an FAO official says.
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