Antimicrobial Stewardship: Hot Topics (Category)

It's time for Trudeau to join the battle against 'superbugs'

A Morris
B Tholl

Canadians visiting an ailing relative or friend in hospital now expect to see quarantine signs slapped on rooms or even entire wards.  There are times when as many as 80 per cent of all beds in a facility are in exile because of an outbreak of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or some other nasty bug that has become difficult, or impossible, to treat in humans.  This past year saw the emergence of E.coli strains that are resistant to the very last antibiotic available to treat such infections.


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