Antibiotic Resistance

New CDC Resources: HAI Prevention and AR Control

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released new resources on healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and antimicrobial resistance (AR). See below for more information. Free Infection Preventionist Training for Nursing Home Staff: The CDC’s…

2018 Accomplishments: CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases

As expected, 2018 was another busy year in emerging infectious diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). To reflect, the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) recently released the…

Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism, 2019

One lesson from recent events is that emergencies happen. And happen often. From disease outbreaks to natural disasters to man-made crises, the stakes are high: Americans face serious health risks and even death with increasing…

Report: Initiatives for Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment

On December 11, 2018, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with the United Kingdom Science and Innovation Network and the Wellcome Trust, released Initiatives for Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance in the Environment. The…

Against Antimicrobial Resistance: A Local Commitment to Fighting a Global Threat

Antimicrobial drugs like antibiotics transformed medical care, rendering once life-threatening infections easily treatable and reducing the risk of infection associated with surgery and chemotherapy. Advances in agriculture soon followed as farmers began using antimicrobial drugs…

CDC Releases 2016 Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the 2016 Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report. This report shows year-to-year progress on the prevention of key healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) to help highlight progress as well…