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.
New publication reviewing vaccine hesitancy and how scientists can respond at Open Forum Infectious Diseases.
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.
My latest at Mental Floss--can a malaria co-infection help Ebola patients survive?
New at Mental Floss, Scientists Get Closer to a Zika Vaccine.
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