Monthly Archives: June 2019

The changing narrative of MRSA infection control in the United States

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MRSA is now endemic in the United States with approximately 2% of the general population carrying the disease. In a commentary published today in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control, Dr. Kevin Kavanagh talks us through the events that led to this situation and makes the case for combatting the issue through universal screening of MRSA on admission to U.S. hospitals.

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Breastfeeding in public

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Breastfeeding in Public”, a new series of articles from the International Breastfeeding Journal, aims to highlight the issues surrounding breastfeeding in public throughout the world. The series has been guest-edited by Petra Bueskens of the University of Melbourne, Sally Dowling of the University of the West of England and Fiona Giles of the University of Sydney. In a recent conversation, Fiona Giles explained the inspiration behind the series, and why it is important to discuss the topic. The transcript has been edited for clarity.