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Drug-Resistant Disease Outbreaks Pose Threat Of Widespread Mortality In U.K., Report Warns

News outlets highlight findings of the 2015 National Risk Register of Civil Emergencies, produced by the U.K. government. BBC News: Antibiotic resistance: 80,000 ‘might die’ in future outbreak “About 80,000 people could die if there were a ‘widespread outbreak’ of an antibiotic-resistant blood infection, according to a government document. The…

Study Finds Association Between Corruption, Antibiotic Resistance In Countries

SciDev.Net: Study links antibiotic resistance to corruption levels “Scientists have found an association between antibiotic resistance and the corruption level within a country. High level of corruption increases the chances of poor control of antibiotics distribution and poor management of agriculture and water sanitation, which support the growth of antibiotic…

Single-Dose Malaria Drug Performs Well In Laboratory Tests, Study Shows

The Hindu: Candidate malaria drug may cure with single dose “Last year, AstraZeneca, the global drug company, closed its research center in Bengaluru. One of the legacies of the work carried out there is the identification of a novel candidate drug for malaria. In laboratory tests, this molecule has shown…

System-Wide Change Critical In Efforts Against Antibiotic Drug Resistance

Project Syndicate: A Fair Fight Against Antimicrobial Resistance Gerald Bloom, physician and health economist at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex “…Meeting the challenge of drug-resistant microbes will be difficult. … Implementing a system-wide change in the use of antibiotics will require the creation of national…

Obama Administration Announces Plan To Address Antibiotic Drug Resistance

The Hill: Obama unveils $1.2B plan to tackle drug-resistant bacteria “President Obama on Friday announced a long-awaited national plan to combat the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, which he called one of the world’s ‘most pressing’ public health crises. It is the first White House plan to specifically address antibiotic…

Administration Releases Strategy To Prevent Spread Of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Center for Global Health Policy’s “Science Speaks”: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria prompts ‘National Action Plan,’ with global strategies targeting pathogens that include multidrug-resistant tuberculosis Antigone Barton, writer and editor of “Science Speaks” and senior communications officer at the Center for Global Health Policy, outlines the Obama administration’s recently-released plan to fight the…

Obama Administration To Announce Plan To Address Spread Of Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Politico: Administration drafts plan to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria “The Obama administration is about to release a long-awaited plan to fight the spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria — but scientists and lawmakers are already dismissing it as too weak to make enough progress against one of the most urgent public health risks…”…

TB Treatment For Children, MDR-TB Pose Challenges To Stopping Epidemic

International Business Times: World Tuberculosis Day: Why are rates of drug-resistant TB so high in Russia? “…Tuberculosis is the leading infectious killer in Russia. The problem in the region, one of the ‘high priority countries’ highlighted in a recent World Health Organization report, is being fueled by multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).…

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