The following post by Dr. Daniel J. Morgan, an infectious disease physician at the University of Maryland Medical Center and a staff physician at the Baltimore VA Medical Center, originally appeared on KevinMD.

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Gonorrhea (Neisseria gonorrhoeae) is the second most frequent reportable condition in the United States after chlamydia. Consequences of untreated gonococcal infections include pelvic inflammatory disease, blindness and infertility.

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

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

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

The Spring 2012 edition of Emory's Public Health Magazine features an article on Keith Klugman and the first-ever drug resistance index (DRI).  Much like a stock market or consumer price index, the DRI aggregates and weights available data to produce a single measure that can be examined over time - in this case the index represents the burden of resistance in a hospital or geographical area.  Why create this

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Shelley Hearne, managing director of the Pew Health Group, urges vigilance in the fight to contain antibiotic resistance.

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A study in Nature finds that anti-inflammatories can lessen the antibiotic dose needed to clear infections in mice.

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

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

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.

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

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

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