Infectious Disease

US Antibiotic Awareness Week is November 12-18, 2018

The US Antibiotic Awareness Week (formerly “Get Smart about Antibiotics Week”) is a one-week observance every year to raise awareness of the danger of antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance is when an antibiotic that used to work against a certain kind of bacteria is no longer able to fight that particular bacteria because the bacteria develops…

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Flu Vaccines Need to be Improved for Seniors

The new flu season has begun, but according to a report from an AARP Bulletin that analyzed data from the government, deaths from flu in seniors over age 65 have risen in the last few years. More than 12,000 seniors died from flu and flu complications during last year’s flu season that began October 1,…

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