1. Nightmare Bacteria: The Threat of Antibiotic Resistance


    from Eastern Virginia Medical School Added 145 1 0

    Antibiotic resistance is one of the most serious health threats today. A 2013 CDC report estimated that two million Americans get infections resistant to antibiotics — the treatment of choice…

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    • Nightmare Bacteria: The Discovery of Penicillin and the Emergence of MRSA


      from Eastern Virginia Medical School Added 118 0 0

      Alexander Fleming discovered the power of antibiotics in 1928. During his Nobel Prize speech, the man who identified penicillin warned that bacteria like staphylococcus aureus would eventually develop…

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      • Nightmare Bacteria: Tracking the Patterns of Antibiotic Resistance


        from Eastern Virginia Medical School Added 80 0 0

        Overuse of antibiotics is the largest contributing factor to antibiotic resistance. To help improve care and slow the development of resistant bacteria, a physician at EVMS is developing a regional…

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