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13 October 2014
The Ebola outbreak that began earlier in the year continues to spread in West Africa, with the official death toll now over 4,000. There has been a huge amount of media coverage surrounding the virus, particularly around the likelihood that it might reach the UK. We spoke to Society Champion Dr Ed Wright, a Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology at the University of Westminster, to get the facts about the disease.
10 October 2014
Today, Public Health England released a new report that describes the antibiotic prescribing habits of General Practitioners (GPs) and hospitals. The report showed that there was a 6 per cent increase in antibiotic prescriptions between 2010 and 2013.
22 October 2014
Yesterday, Research Councils UK (RCUK) – the partnership of the UK’s seven research councils – set out the initiatives they are taking to tackle the serious issue of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). RCUK was responding to the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee’s recent report Ensuring access to working antimicrobials, which highlighted the need for […]
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