Extending the Cure director Ramanan Laxminarayan weighs in on the landscape of hospital infection control in a recent commentary for PNAS. The commentary is in response to a study by Ke et al that shows how increasing patient sharing leads to decreased heterogeneity of MRSA strains among medical facilities.
Yesterday, the FDA took another step towards restricting the use of antimicrobials in farm animals in the United States, finalizing guidance for farmers and drug companies to begin voluntarily phasing out the drugs.
A guest post by Dr. Daniel M. Saman and Dr. Kevin T. Kavanagh.
“Cows are amongst the gentlest of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them; and, in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.”
Thomas de Quincey (1785-1859), Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1822-1856)