Yesterday, I heard an NPR piece about diseases that do not respond to any drugs called superbugs. (I pasted the story below). This is a serious issue, which is also why our library has scheduled this special event on the topic:
How Research is Making Healthcare Better: Infection Prevention and Antibiotic Stewardship
Wed, Oct 10th, 12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m., Library Lounge, Building L
Join us as we welcome Dr. Emily Landon of the University of Chicago Medicine Antibiotic Stewardship Program. Dr. Landon will discuss current research in preventing the spread of infection and the stewardship of antibiotics.
NIH Takes Extraordinary Steps In Fighting ‘Superbug’
When an outbreak of a highly drug-resistant infection occurred at the National Institutes of Health’s research hospital, doctors took extraordinary measures to try to stamp it out. Among them was quickly deciphering the entire genetic code of the bug to try to trace how the germ spread. Audie Cornish talks to Rob Stein.