Infectious Disease: Evolving Challenges to Human Health
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Resources for Antibiotics & Emerging Drug Resistance

The following web sites have been selected as resources for additional information. These links are not part of the Marian Koshland Science Museum web site. The National Academies does not endorse and is not responsible for material found on external sites. The links will open in a separate window.

NewsHour
Volunteers Shape Frontlines of TB Fight in Bangladesh
This reports focuses on effort in Bangladesh to cure people with TB and to stop the spread of the disease in communiites.

National Academies Press
Workshop: Issues of Resistance: Microbes, Vectors, and the Host (2002)
This National Academies Institute of Medicine publication is a summary of a workshop titled, Issues of Resistance: Microbes, Vectors, and the Host, that was dedicated towards discussing antimicrobial resistance, challenges, and ways of addressing the problem.

National Academies Press
Treating Infectious Diseases in a Microbial World (2007)
This 2007 National Academies' Report in Brief, Treating Infectious diseases in a Microbial World, discusses the importance of critically approaching the idea of a universal antimicrobial to ensure an appropriate balance between microbe populations, especially healthy ones, and the human population.

National Academies Press
The Resistance Phenomenon in Microbes and Infectious Disease Vectors: Implications for Human Health and Strategies for Containment -- Workshop Summary (2003)
The 2003 National Academies' workshop summary, The Resistance Phenomenon in Microbes and Infectious Disease Vectors: Implications for Human Health and Strategies for Containment, revisits the issue of antimicrobial resistance and ways to address the effects of this resistance on diseases and disease management as we know it.

National Academies Press
Treating Infectious Diseases in a Microbial World: Report of Two Workshops on Novel Antimicrobial Therapeutics (2006)
The 2006 Academies' study, Treating Infectious Diseases in a Microbial World: Report of Two Workshops on Novel Antimicrobial Therapeutics, is a summary of two workshops that occurred discussing the issues of potential new classes of antibiotics and possible ways of using the immune system to the benefit of treating diseases through compartmentalization.

Public Broadcasting System
Roundtable: The Evolving Enemy
This PBS roundtable discussion between four scientists is part of the Evolution series that PBS has provided on-line. It provides different perspectives answering the question, "What can we do to reduce antibiotic resistance?"

Food and Drug Administration
The Rise of Antibiotic Resistant Infections
The Food and Drug Administration published the article, The Rise of Antibiotic Resistant Infections, discussing the causes of antibiotic resistance and what the FDA and CDC are collectively doing to address the problem, with specific examples.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Antibiotics
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided a website that provides links to different parts presenting information about antibiotics, how they work, what antibiotic resistance is, and ways to counter the situation through proper antibiotic use.

World Health Organization
Drug Resistance
This World Health Organization website highlights its global public health plan for eliminating antibiotic resistance, particularly in the cases of Tuberculosis, Malaria, and HIV/AIDS.

CNN
Study: Antibiotics Often Unnecessary But Make Patients Happy (2005)
The CNN Health 2005 article, Antibiotics Often Unnecessary But Make Patients Happy, highlights a study that was done by a group of English scientists showing that many times doctors feel pressured by patients to give antibiotics when patients complain of symptoms in order to appease their concerns and the impact of this on antibiotic resistance.

National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases
The Problem of Antimicrobial Resistance (2006)
This article published by the NIAID in April 2006 discusses the problems that are occuring as a result of antibiotic resistance in microbes and research/advances being done to counter the problem.

National Institutes of Health
Tuberculosis
NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease has designed a website that details the history of Tuberculosis and details about the potentially deadly microbe.

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