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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)

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

A CDC Vital Signs report has taken on the changing epidemiology of Clostridium difficile infections, showing a dramatic increase in prevalence and mortality associated with the disease in the past decade.  Most at risk for developing the serious gastrointestinal infection are patients taking antibiotics who also receive care at any kind of medical facility.

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

This is an abbreviated version of CDDEP's weekly digest of public health news, focusing on antibiotic resistance research in the United States.

This is an abbreviated version of CDDEP's weekly digest of public health news, focusing on antibiotic resistance research in the United States.

A few weeks ago, CDDEP Associate Director Hellen Gelband wrote about a new study on “forgotten" antibiotics – drugs that have been approved but are no longer in common use.

This is an abbreviated version of CDDEP's weekly digest of public health news, focusing on antibiotic resistance research in the United States.

Several weeks ago, CDDEP launched a new series to elucidate trends in global health through graphs, charts, and other visualizations.  This week's graphic breaks down trends in global macrolide antibiotic sales, and offers some interesting insights regarding macrolide use in the United States.