Volume 11, Number 10—October 2005
Although resistance cannot be prevented, much can be done to delay it.
Human infections were from a virus clade undergoing antigenic drift that showed resistance to adamantanes but sensitivity to neuraminidase inhibitors.
New measles virus genotype will increase epidemiologic and virologic surveillance in Africa.
Pyrosequencing technology was used to rapidly and specifically identify Bacillus anthracis.
Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) invasive disease resembled healthcare-associated MRSA disease.
High prevalence of co-colonization increases risk for colonization or infection by vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
Surveillance studies in wild birds help generate prototypic vaccine candidates and diagnostic tests.
The first Staphylococcus aureus isolate from a patient should be used to calculate oxacillin susceptibility frequency.
Microbiologic diagnosis before hospital discharge and physician education may limit inappropriate vancomycin use in homecare patients.
Levels of antimicrobial drug resistance did not differ significantly between persons in households that used antibacterial cleaning and hygiene products and those that did not.
Parasite transmission is intense in the highlands, and these areas are vulnerable to epidemics.
A new rapid, mass spectrometry-based method to detect and differentiate botulinal neurotoxins is described.
Endemic MRSA persists in Western Australia despite control measures.
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