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IDWeek 2019

October 02 - 06, 2019; Washington, DC

October 02 - 06, 2019 Washington, DC
  • Antibiotics Before Dental Visit Can Be Harmful Prophylactic antibiotics before dental procedures can cause serious adverse events and are largely unnecessary. To solve this problem, dentists should become more involved in antibiotic stewardship.

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  • New Flu Drug Cuts Time to Recovery New Flu Drug Cuts Time to Recovery The single-dose agent is safe and effective and has a shorter viral shedding time than oseltamivir, according to results from CAPSTONE 2, which could play a role in the drug's approval by year end.
  • Top 5 New Antibiotics Advance to Fight Resistant Infections Top 5 New Antibiotics Advance to Fight Resistant Infections Five that are reaching the final trial stages and that target some of the most drug-resistant and deadly infections were spotlighted during a pipeline session at IDWeek.
  • Teen Youngest Person in History of IDWeek to Present Teen Youngest Person in History of IDWeek to Present The 13-year-old scientist turned heads at the conference with a newsworthy abstract that examines levels of roundworm contamination in public parks.

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