Tuesday, October 30, 2007

This week in pandemic flu, emerging infectious disease: Drug-resistance an increasing danger to health

Drug resistance is a growing concern worldwide, especially in the context of infectious diseases. Recent news headlines have drawn attention to issues such as the global threat posed by drug-resistant tuberculosis and the increasing number of cases of multidrug-resistant staph in the United States.

Among the news stories related to drug-resistance reported recently via APHA's Get Ready News Twitter are these headlines:

*South Africa study predicts major rise in XDR-TB
*Drug-resistant MRSA developing into medical crisis
* Number of MRSA cases in pets increasing
* Anti-TB program 'led to resistance' in South Africa
* Superbug putting schools to the test in U.S.

For links to dozens of news stories and resources on emerging infectious diseases, visit the Get Ready Twitter.

New information is posted each weekday, so check back often for updates.

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