If you’ve been paying attention to the growing public discourse on antibiotics in livestock production you might well ask what can be done and what is being done about growing drug resistance. After all, even while consumer concerns tend to focus on the potential for antibiotics to enter the food supply, folks working in livestock and poultry production know that the threat of antibiotic resistance is really about growing risks for difficult or impossible-to-treat microbial disease. Moreover, producers know that this is a threat to the veterinary care their animals need as much as to human health. So again, what is being done to address resistance in livestock production? Continue reading “New and On-going Research to Fight Antibiotic Resistance in Livestock Production”
Continuing our deep dive on “Quarantine Life from Cholera to Covid-19” with chapter 5: Germs, germs everywhere. In this episode, Mara, Amber, and Noelle talk about germ theory: the good, the bad, the apocalyptic! Plus what does this historical perspective on how humans first understood bacteria tell us about how we can better address the AMR challenge, and improve our science communication strategies?
Continuing our deep dive on “Quarantine Life from Cholera to Covid-19” with chapter 4: Wash your hands. In this discussion, Mara, Amber, and Noelle get to talking about the “discovery” of handwashing and what the methods used to communicate that new knowledge can teach us about effective science communication.
Continuing our deep dive on “Quarantine Life from Cholera to Covid-19” with chapter 3: Let’s stick together. In this discussion, Mara and Amber are joined by recent guest Noelle Atieno Mware to explore what the cholera epidemics in London in the mid-1800s tell us about how important community is for addressing contagious disease, and how community relationships can in turn drive contagion. Plus, how do we use these lessons to meet the AMR challenge?
Continuing our deep dive on “Quarantine Life from Cholera to Covid-19” with chapter 2: Risky Business. In this discussion Mara and Amber explore what the work of Daniel Defoe has to tell us about how societies can or should react to pandemics or widespread infectious diseases.
This week on Tales of the Resistance we begin a multi-week deep dive on the book “Quarantine Life from Cholera to Covid-19” written by iAMResponsible member Kari Nixon. During this series, our hosts will discuss the lessons of the book, about how people react and act in a world of infectious disease, and try to apply those lessons to AMR, and how we can improve our communication and educational efforts around AMR and infectious diseases in the future.
In this week’s episode, Amber and Mara are discussing chapter 1: #ListenToWomen. This chapter begins with a discussion of early vaccination efforts in 18th century England and what that means for who we look to for medical and scientific advice and attitudes toward public health.
This week on Tales of the Resistance Amber and Mara are chatting with fellow AMR explorer Carlton Poindexter, a PhD candidate at the University of Maryland. It is an opportunity to nerd out about microbes and that’s never taken lightly, gird your loins because this episode is diving deeeeeep into complex microbiological ecologies, and wastewater treatment – thrilling stuff.
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