WASHINGTON, DC (July 23, 2015) — Chicken, turkey and pork sold in grocery stores harbors disease-causing bacteria known as Klebsiella pneumoniae, according to a new study. The research, which was published online today in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases, shows that contaminated meat may be an important source of human exposure to Klebsiella.
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By Lance Price
WASHINGTON, DC (June 5, 2015) — Staphylococcus aureus — better known as Staph — is a common inhabitant of the human nose, and people who carry it are at increased risk for dangerous Staph infections. However, it may be possible to exclude these unwelcome guests using other more benign bacteria, according to a new study led by scientists representing the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), the Statens Serum Institut, and Milken Institute School of Public Health (SPH) at the George Washington University.
On June 2, 2015, the White House held a first-of-its-kind forum on antibiotic stewardship with representatives of more than 150 major food companies, retailers, hospitals and organizations from across the country. These individuals are involved in the development, promotion, and implementation of antibiotic stewardship activities that ensure the responsible use of antibiotics nationwide. Lance B.
By Dr. Lance Price
Every credible medical and health organization, including the American Medical Association, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the World Health Organization, has said if we don’t significantly reduce antibiotic use in people and agriculture, we will soon live in a world where these drugs no longer work. This frightening prospect of unwinding nearly a century of progress against bacterial infections frames three recent announcements - one good, one mostly good and one bad.