Tag: CDC

‘We’ve reached the end of antibiotics’: Top CDC expert declares that ‘miracle drugs’ that have saved millions are no match against ‘superbugs’ because people have overmedicated themselves

By  Snejana Farberov PUBLISHED: 00:30 EST, 26  October 2013 |  UPDATED: 01:17 EST, 26 October 2013     Health crisis: Dr Arjun Srinivasan, the associate  director of the CDC, told PBS’ Frontline that misuse and overuse of antibiotics  over the years have rendered them powerless to fight infections […]

Pneumococcal disease rates down significantly post-vaccine: But One of the non-vaccine strains, 19A showed an increase of 264%

Contact: Jim Sliwa jsliwa@asmusa.org 202-942-9297 American Society for Microbiology Pneumococcal disease rates down significantly post-vaccine Since the approval of a vaccine against pneumococcal bacteria for young children in 2000, rates of invasive pneumococcal disease (IPD) are down significantly in all age groups, while rates of IPD caused by […]