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Capnocytophaga in the news… again

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Every couple of months there’s a news report about a person with infection caused by the dog-associated bacterium Capnocytophaga canimorsus. Most of these reports don’t get too much attention, but every once in a while they get picked up pretty widely, resulting in another round of questions about this strange bacterium. It’s a bit of… Continue Reading

Antibiotic Awareness Week commentary

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Imagine a world without antibiotics: deaths and complications from simple wound infections, routine surgical procedures would become high-risk, immunosuppressive therapy such as those used for cancer treatment would be as life-threatening as the disease itself.  Such was life in the pre-antibiotic era, and we could be facing the same situation in the post-antibiotic era if… Continue Reading