I've been a part of this commission for the better part of a year, working with other infectious disease physicians, pediatricians, veterinarians, microbiologists and other experts to craft a roadmap, consisting of 11 core policy recommendations, to help move the U.S. forward in addressing the contribution of livestock antibiotic use to the growing global threat of antibiotic resistance. Our white paper was just released: Combating Antibiotic Resistance: A Policy Roadmap to Reduce Use of Medically Important Antibiotics in Livestock.
Thapaliya D, Dalman M, Kadariya J*, Little K*, Mansell V*, Taha MY, Grenier D*, Smith TC. Prevalence and Characterization of Staphylococcus aureus in Geese Feces Collected from State Parks in Northeast Ohio. EcoHealth, in press, 2017.
Thapaliya D, Forshey BM, Quick MK, Farina SE*, O'Brien A*, Nair R*, Nworie A*, Hanson BM*, Kates A*, Wardyn SE, Smith TC. Prevalence and Molecular Characterization of Staphylococcus aureus in Commercially Available Meat over a One-Year Period in Iowa, United States. Food Microbiology, in press, 2017.
New at Mental Floss, 5 Ways a Post-Antibiotic Era Could Change Medicine.
Coverage of our work at Family Practice News, Staph aureus prevalent on U.S. freshwater beaches.
Second-year MPH student Jhalka Kadariya presents her research on S. aureus in Bhutanese refugee camps in Nepal and in Bhutanese refugees re-settled in the Akron area.
Part of Dwight Ferguson's dissertation work, Detection of Airborne Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Inside and Downwind of a swine Building, and in Animal Feed: Potential Occupational, Animal Health, and Environmental Implications.
In the Washington Post, I write about "antibiotic-free" meat products--what does it mean? What does ‘meat raised without antibiotics’ mean — and why is it important?
Epidemiology of necrotizing infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes at an Iowa hospital, part of Ashley O'Brien's Master's project.
A blog post discussing our new paper: ST398 carriage and infections in farmers, United States.
Online now at Clinical Infectious Diseases, Wardyn SE, Forshey BM, Farina S, Kates AE, Nair R, Quick M, Wu J, Hanson BM, O’Malley S, Shows H, Heywood E, Beane-Freeman LE, Lynch CF, Carrel M, Smith TC. Swine farming is a risk factor for infection with and high prevalence of multi-drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Clinical Infectious Diseases, in press, 2015.
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