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 Washington, D.C. -- A new study in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology reports a dangerous rise in drug-resistant strains ofKlebsiella pneumoniae bacteria.  Infections caused by these bacteria are already a threat to patient safety and are increasingly common in healthcare facilities throughout the U.S.

Last week Extending the Cure (ETC) staff attended Striving for High Value Health Care: Lessons Learned Across the Country – a roundtable event organized by NEHI, a Boston-based health policy institute dedicated to lowering the cost and improving the quality of US healthcare.

It’s been a momentous week for Extending the Cure. On Tuesday, in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and 25 other national health organizations, we issued a joint consensus statement on the need to preserve antibiotic effectiveness and combat resistance.

Sahal Gure Mohamed texts from a refugee camp in Dadaab, Kenya

 

A roundup of news on drug resistance and other topics in global health.

An abbreviated version of CDDEP's weekly digest of public health news, focusing on research in the United States.