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 [...]

April 9, 2019

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July 19, 2016

Super bacteria found on Rio beaches

July 19th, 2016|Categories: Antibiotic resistance|

CNN is reporting that "A group of Brazilian scientists has detected a drug-resistant bacteria growing off some of Rio de Janeiro's most stunning beaches, in research being published a month before the city hosts the 2016 Olympic Games. According to lead researcher Renata Picao, the "super bacteria" entered the city's [...]

June 2, 2016

November 19, 2015

Colistin resistance found in China

November 19th, 2015|Categories: Antibiotic resistance|Tags: , |

In the news this week is the story that an antibiotic of last resort for curing otherwise drug-resistant superbug infections has succumbed to a resistant bacterial strain in China. The unfortunate discovery has led to a widespread call by scientists for urgent restrictions on the use of the class of anti-biotics [...]