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COVID-19: Role of superinfections in novel coronavirus deaths highlights urgent need for sustainable development of new antibiotics

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 By Cornelius (Neil) J. Clancy, M.D. To date, there are limited data on superinfections associated with COVID-19, the pandemic disease caused by the novel coronavirus SAR-CoV-2. A handful of published reports, however, largely from China, suggest that bacterial and fungal superinfections may occur in a significant percentage of patients with severe COVID-19, and that these […]

IDWeek 2016: Low- and middle-income countries are most affected by antimicrobial resistance, have the least capacity to address it

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NEW ORLEANS, La – Low- and middle income countries have lower per-capita consumption of antibiotics than high income countries yet bear a larger burden of antimicrobial resistance, panelists said at IDWeek. While high-income countries are looking to develop innovative stewardship programs and new drugs to combat antimicrobial resistance, low- and middle-income countries often have limited capacity […]