Our paper on awareness of #Zika guidelines among Singapore clinicians is out in @PLOSCurrentsOut

Our paper “Rapid Assessment Zika Virus Knowledge Among Clinical Specialists in Singapore: A Cross-sectional Survey” was published in PLOS Currents Outbreaks this week. This was a collaboration between KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health and Singapore General Hospital. The first case of confirmed Zika virus disease in Singapore…

Antibiotic stewardship in animals

David Heymann is Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Head of the Centre on Global Health Security (CGHS) at Chatham House. In this post, compiled from a Chatham House CGHS report drafted by Gemma Buckland, he describes the current status of antibiotic stewardship in animals. The…

Livestock-associated MRSA: should we be concerned?

Dr. Nicola J Williams is professor of Zoonotic Bacterial Disease at the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Institute of Infection and Global Health, University of Liverpool, UK. Her research interests include antibiotic resistance, transmission of food-borne pathogens, and the molecular epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus bacteria in wildlife, livestock and companion animals. MRSA, or methicillin-resistant…

The resistible rise of antibiotic resistance

This is a longer version of an article that appeared in The Straits Times on 16 November 2016. To read the article, click here. By Jenő Doby [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons In the 1840s, the Hungarian physician, Ignaz Semmelweis, made a startling observation: women giving birth at his hospital’s maternity clinic were five times…

Antimicrobial stewardship: guiding patient treatment to protect society

Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian is the current director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Programme at the National University Hospital in Singapore. She works as an Infectious Disease Consultant and Hospital Epidemiologist and is also an Assistant Professor at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University Singapore. She has published multiple papers and book chapters in the area…

The economics of antibiotic resistance

Today’s World Antibiotic Awareness Week blog post comes from Richard Smith, Professor of Health System Economics at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. His research focuses on how a country’s health system interacts with other parts of the economy. In this post, he talks about the wide-ranging costs of antimicrobial resistance to individuals…

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