A-News / Mini Reviews

Do you actually know how to take your antibiotics? Apparently, nurses don’t.

So it’s been found that 55% of nurses in Iraq have poor knowledge of rational antibiotic use. Although, mind you, the sample size was not comprehensive in any way with only 110 nurses having returned completed questionnaires. That’s still a lot of nurses who don’t really know what they’re giving me in a hospital. (In … Continue reading


Infectious Disease Versus Us

Dailymail UK has named mosquitoes and snails as the world’s deadliest animals, citing Malaria and Schistosomiasis respectively, as the biggest killers of humankind. The number of deaths related to infectious disease rival those of Defence fatalities which brings to mind the imbalance of funding to the two areas. Antibiotic resistance continues to forever loom over … Continue reading


Outbreaks Round The World

The Lancet Infectious Diseases had an infectious disease surveillance update in their April issue so this means a round-the-world trip for what’s happening in the Pathogen Universe. Way way over in the USA, California there seems to be a polio like virus with 20 patients having been infected in the past 18 months. It’s been … Continue reading