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More Effort Needed To Reduce Antibiotics Consumption, WHO Report Says

Agence France-Presse: WHO maps dangerous misuse of antibiotics “The World Health Organization warned Monday that antibiotics consumption is dangerously high in some countries while a shortage in others is spurring risky misuse, driving the emergence of deadly superbug infections. In a first, the United Nations health agency said it had…

Antimicrobial Resistance Poses Threat To Health, Economies Worldwide, OECD Report Says

CNBC: Superbugs pose a dangerous, $65 billion threat to the U.S. health care system “Antimicrobial resistance is a large and growing problem, with the potential for enormous health and economic consequences for the United States and the rest of the world. According to a new OECD report, released Wednesday, superbug…

‘Science Speaks’ Reports From 49th Union World Conference On Lung Health

IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health: 90 percent of participants in short-course XDR-TB regimen cured after six months (Aziz, 11/2). IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health: Integrating HIV treatment and TB preventative therapy greatly improves IPT adherence (Aziz, 10/31).

IDSA Urges Strengthened U.S. Support Of GHSA In Letter To HHS Secretary

Infectious Disease Society of America: IDSA Urges Strengthened U.S. Leadership of Global Health Security Agenda “As Global Health Security Agenda partners meet in Indonesia this week to commit to their next steps in improving epidemic readiness worldwide, the Infectious Diseases Society of America is asking the U.S. Department of Health…

CNN Examines Drug-Resistant Infections In Afghanistan, U.S. Military’s Role In Controlling Infections In Military Facilities In Country

CNN/Bureau of Investigative Journalism: The U.S. defeated Kabul superbugs in its military, but locals still struggle “…Military doctors started noticing an influx of patients with multidrug-resistant infections from 2003, two years after the Afghanistan war started, but it was years before the Army identified the scope of the problem. ……

More News In Global Health

Al Jazeera: India’s air quality plummets to worst possible category (10/26). BBC Future: One country’s plan to solve the world’s hidden health crisis (Taormina, 10/25). Devex: Q&A: World Food Prize laureate Lawrence Haddad (Welsh, 10/29). Devex: Q&A: Rajiv Shah on the Rockefeller Foundation’s new priorities and strategies (Cheney, 10/29). Health…

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