Division of Bacterial Diseases (DBD) News Bulletin

November 3, 2011: Content on this page kept for historical reasons.

Fall 2011


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Alison Patti, Kathleen Dooling, and Tarayn Fairlie, along with members of the Influenza Division and CDC’s OADC, participate in the Twitter chat.

A new scarlet fever podcast is now available featuring Kathryn Fleming-Dutra discussing scarlet fever, its cause, how to treat it, and how to prevent its spread.

A new appropriate antibiotic use podcast produced by NCIRD, in collaboration with MMWR, has launched. Hear Tarayn Fairlie talk about when acute respiratory infections should be treated with antibiotics and why antibiotics are unnecessarily prescribed.

On September 20, 2011, Kathleen Dooling, Tarayn Fairlie and Alison Patti, along with staff from the Influenza Division joined ABC News’ senior health and medical editor Dr. Rich Besser for a live Twitter chat on how to manage illnesses during cold and flu season. Tweets included facts about the common cold, sore throats, and the flu. More than 4.8 million impressions were made, meaning that that many people could have seen a message included in this live chat. Stay tuned for more live chats with Dr. Besser on pneumonia and antibiotic resistance.

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