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Jan 05, 2011

Jan 05, 2011

IDSA issues guidelines for treating MRSA infections

(CIDRAP News) – Saying current treatment practices vary widely, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) today released lengthy guidelines for treating methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, which the group said now account for most of the skin infections that send people to emergency rooms.

Jan 12, 2011

Jan 12, 2011

WHO launches plan to contain drug-resistant malaria

(CIDRAP News) – Warning that the spread of artemisinin-resistant parasites threatens the world's most potent tool for fighting malaria, the World Health Organization (WHO) today released a new plan for containment.

Feb 03, 2011

Feb 03, 2011

UK findings hint at spread of resistant H1N1 strain

(CIDRAP News) – British researchers say 3 of 27 cases of oseltamivir (Tamiflu)-resistant 2009 H1N1 influenza detected in Britain so far this season were in outpatients who had no known exposure to the drug, suggesting that resistant strains may be spreading at a low level in the community.

Apr 05, 2011

Apr 05, 2011

Outbreak probe finds drug resistance, Salmonella in turkey samples

(CIDRAP News) – Laboratory investigation of the Salmonella Hadar strain linked to a ground turkey burger recall and 12 illnesses reveals that it is resistant to several antibiotics, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said yesterday.

In addition, two samples of Jennie-O ground turkey burgers collected from the homes of sick patients in Colorado and Wisconsin tested positive for the outbreak strain, the CDC said.

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