The ebola epidemic in West Africa is not just a health care crisis. It has affected every corner of society in the countries most affected. Schools have been closed for months, infrastructure projects have been put on hold and GDP growth has slowed to a crawl. A discussion of the social and economic cost of Ebola in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Reports of antibiotic resistant super-bugs have prompted new efforts to reduce infection rates in hospitals, locker rooms, and schools. An update on the health threat posed by a common but potentially virulent staph bacteria
- Dr. John Jernigan deputy chief of prevention and response in the division of healthcare quality promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Dr. Carlene Muto medical director of infection control,University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
- Dr. Stuart Levy Co-Founder of Paratek Pharmaceuticals, professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
- Dr. Donald Poretz President, Infectious Diseases Society of America, clinical professor of medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, and in private practice of infectious disease on Fairfax, Virginia
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