WHO recommends 29 ways to stop surgical infections and avoid superbugs

3 November 2016 (Geneva) – People preparing for surgery should always have a bath or shower but not be shaved, and antibiotics should only be used to prevent infections before and during surgery, not afterwards, according to new guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) that  aim to…

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WHO multi-country survey reveals widespread public misunderstanding about antibiotic resistance

16 November 2015 ǀ GENEVA – As the World Health Organization (WHO) ramps up its fight against antibiotic resistance, a new multi-country survey shows people are confused about this major threat to public health and do not understand how to prevent it from growing. Antibiotic…

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WHO news release: Treat all people living with HIV, offer antiretrovirals as additional prevention choice for people at “substantial” risk

30 September 2015: Geneva -Anyone infected with HIV should begin antiretroviral treatment as soon after diagnosis as possible, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Wednesday. With its "treat-all" recommendation, WHO removes all limitations on eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with HIV; all…

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