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?
I've been a bit remiss at posting things here, but three recent articles to note:
Mental Floss.com, article. A Potential New Treatment for Bats with Deadly White-Nose Syndrome. August 2015.
Slate.com, article. Why the United States Is Plagued With Plague. October 2015.
Slate.com, article. America's Ebola panic. October 2015.
I'm also quoted in a Gizmodo piece about HIV denial, "The Deadly Legacy of HIV Truthers."
Epidemiology of necrotizing infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus and Streptococcus pyogenes at an Iowa hospital, part of Ashley O'Brien's Master's project.
Have you heard of the 1872 outbreak of horse flu? Most people haven't. I describe the epidemic and its fallout at Mental Floss.
The Water-borne Vibrio vulnificus Bacteria: What Are the Risks? A primer on the bacterium that's been causing invasive infections in Florida swimmers.
My first piece for the site, Call the doctor, not the exorcist: monsters who were actually sick.
Honored to be selected as an American Society for Microbiology distinguished lecturer for 2015-17. This means that ASM will pay for me to come speak at any ASM branch meetings from mid-2015 to mid-2017. Now who runs the Hawaii branch...?
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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