Whole-genome sequencing of drug-resistant bacteria during a hospital outbreak could help infection control efforts, reports a new study in the 22 August issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine.
The report details the steps taken after a 2011 outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae at a clinical center located at the National Institutes of Health. Six of the 18 patients infected during the outbreak died.
HIV/AIDS is on “the very, very short list of the most impactful pandemics in the history of our civilization,” Anthony Fauci told a AAAS audience over breakfast at the Forum on Science and Technology Policy in Washington, D.C.
He recalled as a young researcher at the National Institutes of Health reading the first report of pneumocystis carinii pneumonia observed in a cluster of five gay men in Los Angeles and thought: How odd, because it is a rare disease “that you never, ever see in someone with a normal immune system.”