CDC 2019 AR Threats Report – Biggest Threats

For local reference / For original 2019-11-14 report please refer to https://www.cdc.gov/drugresistance/biggest-threats.html    2019 AR Threats Report pdf icon 2013 AR Threats Report In 2013, CDC published the first AR Threats Report, which sounded the alarm to the...

New York Identifies Hospitals and Nursing Homes With Deadly Fungus

The policy change, for the virulent drug-resistant germ Candida auris, came as the C.D.C. reported that more people are dying of drug-resistant infections than it previously estimated. Nearly 35,000 people in the United States are dying each year from drug-resistant...

It took just 3 weeks for superbug to resist last resort drug

Doctors in France say they witnessed a real-life horror tale involving an antibiotic-resistant superbug. In less than a month, their patient’s infection evolved resistance to the last-resort drug they had used to treat it. Thankfully, the doctors were still able to...

Enterococcus faecalis confers vancomycyin resistance to MRSA

Enterococcus faecalis is typically described as a commensal bacterium – one of our “good bacteria” –  but in patients with weakened immune systems, it can transfer DNA to other bacteria, in this case, providing  genes for vancomycin resistance...

Just three days in hospital can change the bacteria in your gut

Hospitals need to use non AMR causing anti microbial solutions, like BioProtect US A trip to hospital can play havoc with your gut bacteria. People treated for several days in an intensive care unit had their stomachs quickly colonised by harmful pathogens, tests...

Warning: Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Spread by Washing Machines

Antibiotic-resistant pathogens can be spread via washing machines. This has been proven by hygienists at the University of Bonn for a children’s hospital in which a Klebsiella oxytoca type was repeatedly transmitted to newborns. Fortunately, no dangerous infection...

Bacteria can change form to avoid antibiotics

Scientists have confirmed for the first time that bacteria can change form to avoid being detected by antibiotics in the human body. Studying samples from elderly patients with recurring urinary tract infections, the Newcastle University team used state-of-the art...

Green tea may hold the answer to rise of drug-resistant superbugs

The answer to the threat from drug-resistant superbugs may have been found in green tea, scientists have revealed. A series of experiments showed that an antibiotic which is proving increasingly useless against serious infections regained its effectiveness when used...

African Salmonella typhimurium resists almost all drugs

It looks like it’s time to pay the piper. The first extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strain of Salmonella typhimurium, called ST313 sublineage II.1, has cropped up in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This fails to respond to any of the antibiotics that are...