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Nov 17, 2011

Nov 17, 2011

ECDC warns of rising antibiotic-resistance threat

(CIDRAP News) – New surveillance data in Europe show a steep rise in the percentage of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumonia, a drug-resistant issue seen as a growing threat in the United States as well.

Nov 14, 2011

Nov 14, 2011

CDC launches antibiotic tracking system for hospitals

(CIDRAP News) – Against a backdrop of state, national, and international efforts to raise awareness about appropriate antibiotic use, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched a new tracking system to monitor use of the drugs in hospitals.

Aug 04, 2011

Aug 04, 2011

US officials defend Salmonella outbreak response

(CIDRAP News) – Federal officials reported today that ground turkey products belonging to two patients in the current multistate Salmonella outbreak were traced to a Cargill Inc. facility on Jul 20, 2 weeks before investigators presented all their evidence to the company, prompting yesterday's Cargill recall of 36 million pounds of ground turkey.

May 26, 2011

May 26, 2011

Petition asks USDA to classify drug-resistant Salmonella as meat adulterant

(CIDRAP News) – A food safety watchdog group yesterday filed a regulatory petition asking the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to declare four antibiotic-resistant Salmonella strains as adulterants in ground meat and poultry.

Apr 07, 2011

Apr 07, 2011

IDSA calls for broad attack on antimicrobial resistance

(CIDRAP News) – Warning that medical procedures such as surgery and chemotherapy will become impossible if current trends continue, the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) today called for a many-pronged campaign to counter the ever-growing threat of antimicrobial resistance.

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.

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