Governments fall behind in race to stem antimicrobial resistance
Without decisive action, there could be 10m deaths a year due to AMR by 2050 — and a cumulative cost to the global economy of $100tn (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - September 27, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Defining nosocomial transmission of Escherichia coli and antimicrobial resistance genes: a genomic surveillance study
The authors provide evidence of bacterial transmission and endogenous infection during routine care by integrating genomic and epidemiological data and by determining a genetic cutoff informed by within-host diversity in the studied population. The findings challenge single colony-based investigations, and the widely accepted notion of plasmid spread. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Suboptimal antimicrobial stewardship in the COVID-19 era: is humanity staring at a postantibiotic future
In the absence of potent antimicrobial agents, it is estimated that bacterial infections could cause millions of deaths. The emergence of COVID-19, its complex pathophysiology and the high propensity of patients to coinfections has resulted in therapeutic regimes that use a cocktail of antibiotics for disease management. Suboptimal antimicrobial stewardship in this era and the slow pace of drug discovery could result in large-scale drug resistance, narrowing future antimicrobial therapeutics. Thus, judicious use of current antimicrobials is imperative to keep up with existing and emerging infectious pathogens. Here, we pro...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ministerial health declaration
G20 Health Ministers have agreed to collaborate on bolstering health security, increasing vaccine confidence and tackling antimicrobial resistance. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - September 7, 2021 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Rare disease company EnBiotix merges with Swiss firm
EnBiotix Inc., a Boston-based biotech focused on rare diseases, is merging with Swiss oncology and antimicrobial resistance-focused company Polyphor. Under the terms of the agreement, Polyphor will acquire all of EnBiotix's outstanding capital stock; EnBiotix will in turn acquire the rights to inhaled murepavadin, a potent antibiotic that targets multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in cystic fibrosis patients, for $10 million . The merger is expected to close in the fourth quarter… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 1, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Rare disease company EnBiotix merges with Swiss firm
EnBiotix Inc., a Boston-based biotech focused on rare diseases, is merging with Swiss oncology and antimicrobial resistance-focused company Polyphor. Under the terms of the agreement, Polyphor will acquire all of EnBiotix's outstanding capital stock; EnBiotix will in turn acquire the rights to inhaled murepavadin, a potent antibiotic that targets multi-drug resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections in cystic fibrosis patients, for $10 million . The merger is expected to close in the fourth quarter… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 1, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

Survey finds antimicrobial resistance important to public, with a high WTP in the UK
(Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News)
Source: PharmacoEconomics and Outcomes News - September 1, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

4 Excellent antibacterial agents found in nature
(Natural News) COVID-19 may be getting all the headlines lately, but antimicrobial resistance is still considered one of the top public health threats around the world. Antibiotic resistance, which refers to bacteria resisting antibiotics, is a very important issue, but the larger issue is antimicrobial resistance, which describes the opposition of any type of microbe... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 27, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

RPS Pharma Scene Podcast out today with Dame Sally Davies
“Please pharmacists round the world help us,” asks Dame Sally Davies, the UK Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), and the first special guest on the new RPS Pharma Scene Podcas (Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News)
Source: Royal Pharmaceutical Society News - August 27, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Resources developed to help reduce the impact of antibiotic resistance
HEE today launches two new videos to help support health and care staff in a variety of settings to understand and prevent the threats posed by antimicrobial resistance. The videos will help health and care staff to: understand the connection between antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance identify their role in optimising antibiotic use and stewardship ensure compliance with national guidance when recommending, prescribing, dispensing and administering antibiotics improve their self-care/safe ty-netting advice to patients on the appropriate use of antibiotics” (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consideration of antimicrobial resistance and contextual factors in infectious disease guidelines: a systematic survey
Survey of 74 TB, gonorrhoea and respiratory tract infection guidelines found relatively few considered resistance at local level, and many did not consider contextual factors necessary for appropriate antimicrobial use. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic in Florida recognized as Center of Excellence for Antimicrobial Stewardship
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Mayo Clinic in Florida has been recognized as an Antimicrobial Stewardship Center of Excellence by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) ― the only hospital in North Florida to hold that designation. This designation recognizes Mayo Clinic's optimal antimicrobial use and ongoing efforts to combat antimicrobial resistance. "We are honored to receive the IDSA Center of Excellence designation," says Julio Mendez, M.D., chair of Mayo C linic Florida's Antimicrobial Stewardship Program. "It is… (Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Florida News - August 3, 2021 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

SMART breakthrough in detection of SARS-CoV-2 variant in wastewater
(Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART)) Researchers from the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) Interdisciplinary Research Group (IRG) at Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), MIT's research enterprise in Singapore, alongside collaborators from Biobot Analytics, Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), have successfully developed an innovative, open-source molecular detection method that is able to detect and quantify the B.1.1.7 (Alpha) variant of SARS-CoV-2. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 21, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Antibiotic Resistance Crisis: An Update on Antagonistic Interactions between Probiotics and Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) havoc is a global multifaceted crisis endowing a significant challenge for the successful eradication of devastating pathogens. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is an enduring superbug involved in causing devastating infections. Although MRSA is a frequent colonizer of human skin, wound, and anterior nares, the intestinal colonization of MRSA has greatly increased the risk of inducing MRSA-associated colitis besides creating a conducive environment for horizontal transfer of resistant genes to commensal microbes. On the other hand, staphylococcal resistance to last-resort an...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Are silver nanoparticles a silver bullet against microbes?
Antimicrobials are used to kill or slow the growth of bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms. They can be in the form of antibiotics, used to treat bodily infections, or as an additive or coating on commercial products used to keep germs at bay. These life-saving tools are essential to preventing and treating infections in humans, animals and plants, but they also pose a global threat to public health when microorganisms develop resistance to them, a concept known as antimicrobial resistance. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Are silver nanoparticles a silver bullet against microbes?
(University of Pittsburgh) Antimicrobials are used to kill or slow the growth of bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms. They are essential to preventing and treating infections, but they also pose a global threat to public health when microorganisms develop antimicrobial resistance. A University of Pittsburgh lab studied the mechanisms behind bacterial resistance to silver nanoparticles to determine if their ubiquitous use is a solution to this challenge or if it is perhaps fueling the fire. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 13, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Johnson & Johnson Launches Network of Global Health Discovery Centers that Aim to Speed Up Science and Tackle Pandemic Threats
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 9, 2021 – Johnson & Johnson (the Company) today announced the launch of the J&J Centers for Global Health Discovery (J&J Centers), a new, global network of unique research partnerships that will leverage the institutional strengths of Johnson & Johnson and leading academic institutions to accelerate discovery research to address the world’s most pressing global health challenges. The first J&J Satellite Center for Global Health Discovery (Satellite Center) was launched at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) at an event co-hosted by Johnson &...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - July 9, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Our Company Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Resistance Threat Continues During COVID Antimicrobial Resistance Threat Continues During COVID
The COVID-19 pandemic may have temporarily shifted the focus away from fighting antimicrobial resistance for some, but it did not dimmish the urgency.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - July 2, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

GW4 takes a world leading One Health approach to tackling the antimicrobial resistance pandemic
The GW4 Alliance (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter universities – GW4) formally launched their new ‘ One Health ’ antimicrobial resistance research consortium this week [Wednesday 16 June]. The World Health Organisation cites antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as one of the most significant risks facing the world. AMR threatens global health and development as it impacts on human, animal and plant health and also our environment, water safety and food security. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - June 17, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research, International; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Veterinary School, Faculty of Health Sciences, Population Health Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences, Schoo Source Type: news

GW4 takes a One Health approach to tackling the antimicrobial resistance pandemic
(University of Bath) The GW4 Alliance (Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter universities -- GW4) formally launch their new 'One Health' antimicrobial resistance research consortium today. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - June 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

To Improve Global Health Security, We Must Not Abandon Tackling Existing Epidemics
Over 600 million people in Africa require treatment for an NTD, making up 35% of the global burden. Credit: Uniting to Combat NTDsBy Thoko Elphick-PooleyHOVE, United Kingdom, Jun 11 2021 (IPS) As world leaders come together in the UK for the G7, the global response to COVID-19 and how we can build a better defence system against infection is at the forefront of discussions.  Whilst we applaud the incredible global efforts in tackling COVID-19 and support calls for vaccines to be shared equitably across the world, we also urge G7 leaders not to abandon efforts to tackle existing epidemics such as neglected tropical dis...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Thoko Elphick Pooley Tags: Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) Source Type: news

What We Learned About Genetic Sequencing During COVID-19 Could Revolutionize Public Health
You don’t want to be a virus in Dr. David Ho’s lab. Pretty much every day since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Ho and his team have done nothing but find ways to stress SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the disease. His goal: pressure the virus relentlessly enough that it mutates to survive, so drug developers can understand how the virus might respond to new treatments. As a virologist with decades of experience learning about another obstinate virus, HIV, Ho knows just how to apply that mutation-generating stress, whether by starving the virus, bathing it in antibodies that disrupt its ability to infect cells, ...
Source: TIME: Health - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 feature Genetics Magazine Source Type: news

Coronavirus pandemic exacerbates antimicrobial resistance woes as ignorant doctors throw antibiotics at hospitalized patients
(Natural News) A recent study suggests that the approach to treating coronavirus (COVID-19) in hospitals could be exacerbating the global antimicrobial resistance (AMR) problems.  If the AMR goes unchecked, the world faces a future in which minor infections could mean death. The study published in the Lancet found that 85 percent of coronavirus (COVID-19) patients admitted to National Health Service... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

International travel may spread destination-specific antimicrobial resistance genes
(BMC (BioMed Central)) Travelers abroad may pick up bacteria and other vectors containing genes conferring antimicrobial resistance which remain in the gut when returning to their home country, according to a study published in Genome Medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Global travelers pick up numerous genes that promote microbial resistance
(Washington University School of Medicine) Research from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis shows that international travelers often return home with new bacterial strains jostling for position among the thousands that normally reside within the gut microbiome. Such travel is contributing to the rapid global increase and spread of antimicrobial resistance. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 6, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Factory-farmed meat more likely to be contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria – study
(Natural News) A recent study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives found that factory-farmed meat is more likely to be contaminated with antibiotic-resistant bacteria than organic meat. Researchers arrived at this conclusion after studying data from the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS), a joint program between the Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Centers for Disease Control and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Omani doctor on a mission to combat antimicrobial resistance
Imagine surviving a severe illness like cancer only to die from an infection caused by germs resistant to antimicrobial drugs. 28 May 2021 The helplessness of being called to the scene too late for patients who were previously on their way to recovery from illness or surgery, drove Dr Amal Saif Al-Maani and her colleagues to lead the race against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) upstream. Since 2015 and for more than 10 years now, they advocated for, developed and implemented a national strategy to control antimicrobial resistance. “As an infectious disease specialist, by the time you get involved, there is nothing...
Source: WHO EMRO News - May 30, 2021 Category: Middle East Health Source Type: news

Global microbiome study discovers thousands of new species, maps urban antimicrobial resistance and reveals new drug candidates
(Weill Cornell Medicine) About 12,000 bacteria and viruses collected in a sampling from public transit systems and hospitals around the world from 2015 to 2017 had never before been identified, according to a study by the International MetaSUB Consortium, a global effort at tracking microbes that is led by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 27, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

The changing health needs of the UK population, The Lancet
This paper explores the current health of the population and its changing needs, and notes that the NHS will need to mitigate the consequences of COVID-19, and also strengthen its resilience to reduce impact of other threats eg Brexit, climate change, and antimicrobial resistance (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Patient expectations, doctors' prescribing habits, and antimicrobial resistance
(American Academy of Family Physicians) Inappropriate antibiotic prescribing for upper respiratory tract infections contributes to antibiotic resistance, making some bacterial infections difficult to treat. This often leads to higher medical costs, prolonged hospital stays and increased mortality. Still, many physicians report prescribing antibiotics at their patients' request. To address patients' expectations for antibiotic prescribing for URTIs, researchers conducted an experiment in which study participants were assigned brief educational videos to watch on a tablet immediately prior to their appointment. (Source: Eure...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New PhRMA report shows nearly 90 medicines in development to fight drug-resistant infections, but future pipeline remains challenging
The discovery and introduction of antibiotics in the 1940s transformed modern medicine and enabled tremendous progress in health care and life expectancy. Today, this progress is being threatened by a health crisis on the rise: antimicrobial resistance (AMR). AMR affects at least 3 million Americans and results in 48,000 U.S. deaths annually. The World Bank Group ’s 2017 report on drug-resistant infections estimates that unless action is taken, AMR globally could take 10 million lives annually by 2050, a higher toll than from cancer. If we fail to address the crisis, many modern medical advances that depend on antibi...
Source: The Catalyst - April 29, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Medicines in Development Research and Development & D Focus Antimicrobial Resistance Source Type: news

Pew Charitable Trusts and CDC Find Hospitals Are Overusing Antibiotics, Set New Targets for Antibiotic Prescribing and Avoiding Antimicrobial Resistance
Clinical laboratories and microbiology tests provide key tools for physicians engaged in antibiotic stewardship programs One important and continuing trend in healthcare is the need for hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical providers to introduce effective antibiotic stewardship programs (ASPs). The findings of a recent study on antibiotic stewardship emphasize the need for improvement and […] The post Pew Charitable Trusts and CDC Find Hospitals Are Overusing Antibiotics, Set New Targets for Antibiotic Prescribing and Avoiding Antimicrobial Resistance appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - April 21, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Uncategorized Source Type: news

A Post-COVID-19 Recovery will not be Possible if Water, Sanitation & Hygiene are not High on the Agenda
Michael, 34, a nurse at Wurm CHPS, Ghana, washes his hands. Every healthcare centre in the world’s poorest countries could have taps and toilets for just half-an-hour’s worth of COVID-19 spending. Credit: WaterAid / Apagnawen AnnankraBy Helen HamiltonLONDON, Apr 7 2021 (IPS) This World Health Day, G20 finance ministers will meet in Rome, Italy, to discuss how they will build back from the pandemic. The global economy is and concerted effort, coordination and imagination is needed to enable not only a worldwide recovery but also to ensure that the world’s poorest people are not left behind. The World Hea...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 7, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Helen Hamilton Tags: Development & Aid Education Environment Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Inequity Poverty & SDGs Sustainability TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

UK scientists warn of 'catastrophic' impact of funding cuts
Loss of grants, driven by deep cuts to foreign aid, threatens research and international collaborationsSenior scientists fear that deep cuts to government research spending will have “catastrophic” consequences for the UK, with projects cancelled midway through and some of the brightest minds moving to other countries.Hundreds of research projects tackling issues from the Covid pandemic to antimicrobial resistance and the climate crisis are already being axed after the country ’s main science funder, UK Research and Innovation, told universities its budget for official development assistance (ODA) grants ...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 31, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Science policy Aid Global development Society UK news Politics Source Type: news

Environmental antimicrobial resistance driven by poorly managed urban wastewater
(Newcastle University) Pollution in rivers and canals from inadequately managed urban wastewater, rather than aquaculture, is driving environmental antimicrobial resistance, research carried out in Thailand has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Africa: TB Testing in 2020 Dropped Drastically Due to Covid-19
[The Global Fund] On World Tuberculosis Day, new data shows the COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the fight against another deadly airborne disease: tuberculosis. Global Fund surveys in 13 countries with the highest TB burden in the world reveal that 29% fewer people were tested for TB compared to 2019. Worse, in those same countries, there were 45% fewer people tested for multidrug-resistant TB -- one of the most frightening forms of antimicrobial resistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 25, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Covid won't be the last pandemic. Will we be better prepared for the next one? | Devi Sridhar
Whether it ’s a new virus or antimicrobial resistance, governments must build on the lessons of 2020 to defeat the next outbreakCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWouldn ’t it be wonderful if we never had to face another pandemic? As we reflect on the past year, the words that come to mind are “never again”. Never again should more than 120,000 lives be lost to a contagious virus, a number that would have been unthinkable almost a year ago, when government adv isers thought thatlosing 20,000 people would be a good outcome. Nor should we endure another year of lockdowns...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 24, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Devi Sridhar Tags: Coronavirus Science World news UK news Infectious diseases Source Type: news

The UK will never become a 'science superpower' if it's cutting research budgets | Jeremy Farrar
The government promised to increase funding for vital scientific R&D by 2.4% – but its target is already slippingEarlier this week, the government put science at the heart of its strategy for the UK ’s place in the world. In itsintegrated review, it argued that cutting-edge science and strong leadership from the UK could make a huge difference for humanity. Researchers in the UK could benefit both the UK and the wider world by working to solve global problems such as climate change, antimicrobial resistance and pandemics.This is completely right – scientists in the UK absolutely can do this. And I&rsq...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 19, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Jeremy Farrar Tags: Research and development Science Politics UK news Research funding Foreign policy Source Type: news

UK scientists attack 'reckless' Tory cuts to international research
Projects tackling some of world ’s major problems – including the climate crisis – are set to be cancelled or cut back after budget cuts Hundreds of key research projects aimed at tackling some of the world ’s major problems – from antimicrobial resistance to the climate crisis – will have to be cancelled or cut back thanks to budget cuts imposed by the government.Last week, the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) agency – which controls science funding in Britain – told universities that its budget for international development projects had been cut from £245m to £...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 14, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Tags: Science Research Climate change Budget 2021 Higher education UK news Universities Source Type: news

Deforestation favors an increase in the diversity of antibiotic-resistant soil bacteria
(Funda ç ã o de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de S ã o Paulo) Study suggests that replacing native vegetation with pasture or crops increases competition among microorganisms, favoring those with antimicrobial resistance genes. Brazilian scientists advocate more research to find out whether bacteria can migrate to food and reach human. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

During Pandemic, Clinical Laboratories Should Be Alert for Drug Resistant Infections That Pose High Risk to COVID-19 Patients
On top of everything else during this pandemic, drug-resistant infections are threatening the most vulnerable patients in COVID-19 ICUs New study by researchers at the University of Minnesota highlights the continuing need for microbiologists and clinical laboratories to stay alert for COVID-19 patients with drug-resistant infections. In their study, researchers highlighted CDC statistics about the […] The post During Pandemic, Clinical Laboratories Should Be Alert for Drug Resistant Infections That Pose High Risk to COVID-19 Patients appeared first on Dark Daily. (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - March 10, 2021 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Laboratory Testing Management & Operations AMR anatomic pathology antibiotic resistant bacteria antimicrobial resistance ARB CDC Center Source Type: news

Behaviour change and antimicrobial resistance in focus at Uppsala Health Summit
(Uppsala University) Antimicrobial resistance is an urgent global threat to human and animal health. This year's Uppsala Health Summit, which will take place online on 15-18 March, will discuss how behaviour change across various sectors of society can slow down this worrying trend. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 9, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Diphtheria risks becoming major global threat again as it evolves antimicrobial resistance
(University of Cambridge) Diphtheria - a relatively easily-preventable infection - is evolving to become resistant to a number of classes of antibiotics and in future could lead to vaccine escape, warn an international team of researchers from the UK and India. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 8, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

ICYMI: Report provides actional recommendations to strengthen America ’s preparedness and future health crises response
As America ’s biopharmaceutical researchers continue working around the clock to fight COVID-19, leaders in the health care ecosystem have come together to provide recommendations to strengthen America’s preparedness and future health care crises response. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - February 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jocelyn Ulrich Tags: Coronavirus Antimicrobial Resistance Pandemic Preparedness Source Type: news

ICYMI: Report provides actionable recommendations to strengthen America ’s preparedness and future health crises response
As America ’s biopharmaceutical researchers continue working around the clock to fight COVID-19, leaders in the health care ecosystem have come together to provide recommendations to strengthen America’s preparedness and future health care crises response. (Source: The Catalyst)
Source: The Catalyst - February 22, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Jocelyn Ulrich Tags: Coronavirus Antimicrobial Resistance Pandemic Preparedness Source Type: news

Organization of antibiotic stewardship in Europe: the way to go, Wiener medizinische Wochenschrift 171(Suppl 1): 4-8
It is more than two decades ago that a European Union conference on " The Microbial Threat " hosted by the Danish Government in Copenhagen in September 1998 issued recommendations to encourage good practice in the use of antimicrobial agents and reduce inappropriate prescribing. Essential components of those recommendations were antimicrobial teams in hospitals and the use of feedback to prescribers as well as educational activities. Two decades later, important surveillance systems on both antimicrobial resistance as well as on antibiotic consumption are functioning at the European level and in most European cou...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antimicrobial resistance up in animals raised for human consumption, warns study
(Natural News) A recent study published in Science warns that antibiotic resistance in animals is on the rise. To note, this occurrence is seen in livestock from developing countries – with chicken and pigs showing a marked increase in antibiotic resistance. In particular, the authors noted that antimicrobial resistance in bacteria found in livestock grown in low to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The next pandemic? It may already be upon us | Laura Spinney
Antimicrobial resistance won ’t race across the world like Covid-19, but its effects will be devastating. Thankfully, we already know what we need to do to defeat itCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWouldn ’t it be wonderful if there were a silver lining to this pandemic? If history is anything to go by there may actually turn out to be a number of them, though we can’t quite see them yet, but here’s one that is just beginning to gleam. In the words of Prof Kevin Outterson: “Today, people unde rstand the social disruption from an untreatable infection.” Ou...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 15, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Laura Spinney Tags: Infectious diseases Antibiotics Coronavirus Medical research Microbiology Science Society World news UK news Source Type: news

Eritrea: Honorable Ministers Signing Ceremony On the 5-Year National Action Plan Against Antimicrobial Resistance
[WHO] The 5-year Eritrean National Action Plan (NAP) on combating Antimicrobial Resistance, 2021 - 2026, developed jointly with MOH, line ministries, and WHO was officially signed by the honorable Ministers on 28th December 2020, reiterating their commitment for implementation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 2, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Disinfection spreads antimicrobial resistance
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 28, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Lu, J., Guo, J. Tags: letters Source Type: news