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Canada finds case of ceftriaxone-resistant gonorrhea

Canada finds case of ceftriaxone-resistant gonorrhea
November 18, 2017

A patient in Canada was diagnosed this year with a gonorrhea infection that was resistant to ceftriaxone, one the last available treatments for the increasingly drug-resistant STD.

Ceftriaxone is one of only two drugs recommended by WHO and the CDC to treat gonorrhea, the other being azithromycin. The same dual therapy is recommended in Canada.

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November 14, 2017
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Health agencies kick off World Antibiotic Awareness Week

November 13, 2017
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HIV Curbside Consults – Volume II: HIV Treatment in Patients with Comorbidities

This activity is supported by an educational grant from ViiV Healthcare.

In this case-based video, Eric S. Daar, MD and Paul E. Sax, MD discuss the management of an older man with long-term…
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IDSA honors first two institutions with new antimicrobial stewardship designation

November 3, 2017
The Infectious Diseases Society of America recently announced that Providence Saint John’s Health Center of Santa…
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