IDWEEK 2016 - Adult Infectious Diseases

IDWEEK 2016 – Adult Infectious Diseases

Confronting Drug Resistance Requires Stewardship, Data Sharing—and Better Appreciation of the Microbiome

Halting the spread of multidrug-resistant infections will require better drug stewardship, data sharing and coordination between facilities and countries, and a deeper appreciation for the role of the microbiome and healthy microbial ecosystems, according to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden, MD.