A new year has begun. What were the major infectious diseases events of the past year? The following two are my personal picks, reflecting on what I have read or experienced in 2014: Ebola outbreak in West Africa. This is the Ebola outbreak that dwarfs all previous outbreaks combined, and is still ongoing in Sierra […]

Antibiotic Awareness Day is today, and every 18th November. Started in 2008 by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), its aim is to highlight the importance of taking antibiotics responsibly and to end unnecessary use of antibiotics. Other countries such as United States, Australia and Canada have taken up this initiative, converting […]

Antimicrobial resistance is one of the greatest challenges of human health in general, and the field of infectious diseases in particular. It is – at its most basic level – an “arms race” between humans developing effective (and safe) antimicrobial compounds for the treatment of infections, and microbes developing or acquiring resistance determinants to these […]