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

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 [...]

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

Bacteria developing new ways to resist antibiotics, doctors warn

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 [...]

September 12th, 2019|Categories: Antibiotic resistance|

Nanofiber-based wound dressings induce production of antimicrobial peptide

Nanofiber-based wound dressings loaded with vitamin D spur the production of an antimicrobial peptide, a key step forward in the battle against surgical site infections, or SSIs. Date: July 5, 2018 Source: Oregon State University, via ScienceDaily Excerpt: "The findings by Oregon State University researchers and other collaborators, published Wednesday [...]

September 16th, 2019|Categories: Science and Industry developments|Tags: |

Skin shedding may contribute to spread of C. auris

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 [...]

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

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

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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