Category Archives: IDWeek2018

IDWeek 2018: Global health security is primary mission of CDC, Director Redfield says

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SAN FRANCISCO – Preparing for infectious disease outbreaks with potentially global impacts, both in the U.S. and abroad, must be a permanent and pivotal focus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said here in a conversation with IDSA President Dr. Paul Auwaerter and HIV Medicine Association Chair Dr. Melanie […]

IDWeek 2018: Strengthen role of pharmacists in combating AMR, researchers say

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SAN FRANCISCO – Recognizing the role of pharmacists and increasing opportunities for their clinical training are critical for successful implementation of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs in Latin America, a Colombian infectious diseases researcher said here on Saturday. While the majority of hospitals have multidisciplinary staff, pharmacists are often not part of the medical care team, Dr. […]

IDWeek 2018: Stronger political will needed to end TB, says infectious diseases expert

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SAN FRANCISCO – The UN High Level Meeting on Ending Tuberculosis targets on TB detection, treatment and prevention, along with targets on increasing funding for responses and research, are the right ones to end the epidemic by 2030. But without stronger political will – particularly from countries with the highest burdens of tuberculosis – the […]

IDWeek 2018: Astronaut discusses effects of space travel on human health

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SAN FRANCISCO – What are the effects of radiation on microbiome samples for scientific study? How about the effects on the scientists conducting those experiments? How do you conduct infection control when you live and sleep in your lab – all while orbiting 250 miles from Earth? These are some of the questions astronaut and […]