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

June 4, 2013

Klebsiella Now Reigning Superbug

June 4th, 2013|Categories: Antibiotic resistance, Antimicrobial general reference|Tags: , |

by Karen Blum, May 2013 Via: {click for full story} Hospital pharmacists face several challenges in helping manage antibiotic-resistant, gram-negative superbugs that produce carbapenemases. One of the most worrisome is carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC). A report in the March issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (2013;34:259-268) found that the proportion of K. pneumoniae cases resistant to [...]

May 31, 2013

April 5, 2013

CRE in the news – Links to related stories

April 5th, 2013|Categories: Antibiotic resistance, Antimicrobial general reference|Tags: , |

CRE is a hot topic these days, with a steady stream of both science-based publications and mainstream news agencies reporting on the superbug and the threat it poses. Biocidium has collected a number of these stories as a resource for reference and further research. [...]

March 25, 2013

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) measure to be part of EU Parliament’s agricultural reform

March 25th, 2013|Categories: Antibiotic resistance, Antimicrobial general reference, Science and Industry developments|Tags: , , |

The European Parliament voted on its plenary session on 13 March on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). As part of this vote, an amendment concerning Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) was offered and adopted as part of the Parliament’s position for the second reading procedure. The adopted amendment 193 [...]

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