Changes in Clinical Diagnostics and Tracking Infectious Diseases

>>Thank you for joining us. I’m Dr. Phoebe Thorpe and it’s my pleasure to welcome you to CDC, Public Health Grand Rounds for October 2016, “Changes in clinical diagnostics and tracking infectious diseases”. We have a very exciting session. So let’s get started. But first, a few housekeeping slides. Public Health Grand Rounds has continuing […]

New & Emerging Tickborne diseases: Agents, clinical features & surveillance

Coordinator: Welcome and thank you for standing by. At this time all participants are in listen-only mode. This conference is being recorded and if you have any objections, you may disconnect at this time. And I will turn the call over to your host today, Dr. Joseph Breen. Sir, you may begin. Dr. Joseph Breen: […]

Get Smart About Antibiotics: For Patients and Parents

[Armando] Hi My name is Armando Nahum. And, I know a lot about antibiotic resistance. I know because in 2006, my son Joshua died from an antibiotic-resistant infection he caught from receiving medical care during a hospital stay. He was only 27. So this will never happen to you or your family, there are some […]

FDA To Track Sales Of Antibiotics To Livestock Farmers

Here’s the latest on Xtalks.com: The FDA has recently released its final rule requiring pharmaceutical companies to report sales data for all antibiotics used in various types of food-producing livestock. The rule which goes into effect in 60 days could help the agency understand how the drugs are used to raise hogs, cattle, chickens, or […]

Anthrax and Antibiotics: Anthrax is Deadly. Antibiotics Could Save Your Life.

[ Music ] Anthrax is a type of bacteria that can make you seriously sick. It can be used as a bioterrorism weapon. Although this is very scary, there is medicine that can keep you from getting sick, if that ever happened. Even though an anthrax attack is unlikely, you should still know what to […]

Is The Future Of Antibiotics At The Bottom Of The Ocean?

[MUSIC PLAYING] NARRATOR: Off the coast of California, scientists from UC Santa Cruz are scouring the ocean for what they hope is the key to fighting a new breed of drug-resistant superbugs. BRYSON VOIRIN: So we’re out here in Monterey Bay looking for the next potential medical breakthrough. But how are we going to do […]