April 21, 2022

Surfaces near patients with C. auris commonly re-contaminated within hours of cleaning

April 21st, 2022|Categories: Antibiotic resistance|Tags: |

Room surfaces near patients colonized with Candida auris were commonly re-contaminated within hours of cleaning or disinfection Date: April 20, 2022 Source: Healio Author: Caitlyn Stulpin Excerpt: "They collected samples from participants’ body sites and the surfaces around them before their rooms were cleaned and disinfected, followed by the [...]

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September 12, 2019

Bacteria developing new ways to resist antibiotics, doctors warn

September 12th, 2019|Categories: Antibiotic resistance|

Scientists in UK identify growing trend that threatens to leave patients untreatable Date: Sep 11, 2019 Source: The Guardian Author: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Excerpt:"Bacteria are increasingly developing ways of resisting antibiotics, threatening a future in which patients could become untreatable, doctors have warned. Over the last decade scientists [...]

June 26, 2019

Skin shedding may contribute to spread of C. auris

June 26th, 2019|Categories: Antibiotic resistance|Tags: |

Pathogenic yeast's mechanisms of transmission may be via skin. Date: June 23, 2019 Source: Healio Infectious Disease News Excerpt: "Patients colonized with Candida auris carry a high burden of the emerging and often multidrug-resistant fungal pathogen on their skin, suggesting that the natural process of skin shedding among these [...]

May 21, 2019

Our antibiotics are no match for superbugs, and it’s a ‘global crisis,’ UN report says

May 21st, 2019|Categories: Antibiotic resistance, Antimicrobial general reference|Tags: , |

Drug-resistant diseases cause at least 700,000 deaths globally a year, including 230,000 deaths from multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, according to the report, which was published Monday. In the absence of concerted global action, the authors estimate that up to 10 million people may die annually by 2030 as a result of drug-resistant [...]

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