Nature: “Antibiotic resistance: The last resort”

The July 24, 2013, issue of the popular science magazine Nature includes a replete article about CRE – or, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae. Click here to read Dr. Muscarella’s blog “Growing National Concerns about Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE.” Written by Maryn McKenna, Read More …

Growing National Concerns about Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE

March 8, 2013 — A number of recent newspaper reports have highlighted the growing threat for patients in hospitals, long-term acute care facilities, and nursing homes of the increasing resistance to antibiotics of “superbugs” or “nightmare bacteria.” Whereas the culprit...

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Isolation Precautions for the Prevention of the Transmission of Ebola, Enterovirus-D68 and Other Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings

October 10, 2013 — This article discusses the two primary types of Isolation Precautions:  (i) Standard Precautions and (ii) Transmission-based Precautions (which include Contact Precautions, Droplet Precautions and Airborne Precautions). 1.  Standard Precautions The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s...

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