Friday, 6 April 2018

CDC call for early aggressive action against antibiotic resistance

The U.S. Centers for Diseases Control has called for early aggressive action against antibiotic resistance.

The call was due to new data from 2017 showing 221 instances of “nightmare bacteria”
o 11% were non-symptomatic with hard-to- treat bacteria
o 25% of bacteria had genes that enable spread of resistance

 Containment Strategy
o Appropriate testing of isolates by healthcare facilities
o Quality and consistency of infection control
o Coordination of Antibiotic Resistance Lab Networks
o Onsite Infection Control assessment and colonization screening to
detect exposure and potential for spread
Let's join hands to fight antibiotic resistance- Early, aggressive action can prevent spread

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