ARAC in the News
When the clock strikes noon Friday, presidential inauguration day, there will be another transition of power some 600 miles southwest of the White House. Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will hand over his Atlanta-based agency to an acting director, a career civil servant named Anne Schuchat who has been serving as Frieden’s principal deputy director. Succession for this temporary role is spelled out by a federal law that applies to top government vacancies.
If it sometimes seems like the idea of antibiotic resistance, though unsettling, is more theoretical than real, please read on.
Public health officials from Nevada are reporting on a case of a woman who died in Reno in September from an incurable infection. Testing showed the superbug that had spread throughout her system could fend off 26 different antibiotics.