QuickStats: Percentage of Emergency Department Visits for Acute Viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection at Which an Antimicrobial Was Given or Prescribed, by Age - United States, 2010-2017
From 2010-2013 to 2014-2017, the percentage of emergency department visits for acute viral upper respiratory tract infection that had an antimicrobial given or prescribed decreased from 23.4% to 17.6%. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 13, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Antibiotic and Antimicrobial Resistance Emergency Department Use Emergency Department Visits MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Respiratory Illness Source Type: news

Notes from the Field: Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae with mcr-1 Gene Identified in a Hospitalized Patient - Wyoming, January 2019
In December of 2018, Wyoming identified the state's first case of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) containing mcr-1, which is a gene that can make bacteria resistant to colistin, a drug that can be the last resort for some multidrug-resistant infections like CRE. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - February 13, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Antibiotic and Antimicrobial Resistance Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae CRE Source Type: news

The Lancet Infectious Diseases Commission on antimicrobial resistance: 6 years later
Amongst other points, this update highlights that, except for in a few leading countries, antimicrobial resistance has not captured the sustained focus of national leaders and country-level actors, including care providers. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - February 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More healthcare professionals to be allowed to prescribe
The Medicines and Medical Devices Bill will expand number of prescribers of low-risk medicines to reduce GP workload Related items fromOnMedica Variations in uptake of prescribing guidance impact on patients Antibiotic scrip rates lower in CAM-trained practices Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients Clinicians need better options if we are to stop over-medication NI launches ‘One Health’ plan to tackle antimicrobial resistance (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - February 13, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Antibiotics discovered that kill bacteria in a new way: McMaster
(McMaster University) A new group of antibiotics with a unique approach to attacking bacteria has been discovered, making it a promising clinical candidate in the fight against antimicrobial resistance. The newly-found corbomycin and the lesser-known complestatin have a never-before-seen way to kill bacteria, which is achieved by blocking the function of the bacterial cell wall. The discovery comes from a family of antibiotics called glycopeptides that are produced by soil bacteria. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 12, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Who will lead the global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance via sewage?
(Technical University of Denmark) In the journal Science, a DTU professor calls for someone to carry on a global surveillance of antimicrobial resistance and infectious diseases via sewage. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 10, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Using sewage for surveillance of antimicrobial resistance
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Source: ScienceNOW - February 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Aarestrup, F. M., Woolhouse, M. E. J. Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Microbiology p-forum Source Type: news

Analyzing the differences in antibiotic resistance between the gut and mouth microbiome
(King's College London) The threat of antimicrobial resistance to medication is a global health issue. Recent years have seen a surge in our awareness of resistance genes; and as a result of the prevalence of these genes, antibiotics are becoming less effective at treating microbial infections, such as TB and gonorrhea. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

WHO Warns About Lack of R & D on Antimicrobial Resistance
Two recent reports by the World Health Organization (WHO) have found that the pipeline for new antibiotic agents is weak and that government intervention is required to address the global threat of drug-resistant microbes. “Declining private investment and lack of innovation in the development of new antibiotics are undermining efforts to combat drug-resistant infections,” stated WHO. According to a 2019 United Nations report, 700,000 deaths occur annually as a result of antimicrobial resistant infections, and this number is estimated to rise to 10 million by 2050 if the problem is not addressed. According to...
Source: Public Policy Reports - February 4, 2020 Category: Biology Authors: AIBS Source Type: news

Tests for coronavirus conducted on 14 people in UK
WHO decides against declaring coronavirus an international public health emergency for the present Related items fromOnMedica UK measures in place to reduce the spread of coronavirus Should we have compulsory measles vaccination at school entry? £30 million to tackle antimicrobial resistance England to get a swine flu 'tzar' Health Secretary announces 'Don't panic' over swine flu, doc leaders urge (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 24, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

' Weak antibiotic pipeline' poses threat to antimicrobial resistance (AMR) fight
Two reports from the World Health Organisation highlight concern over the lack of investment. It is stated that the 60 products in development (50 antibiotics and 10 biologics) bring little benefit over existing treatments and very few target gram-negative bacteria. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Implementing a toolkit for the prevention, management and control of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae in English acute hospitals trusts: a qualitative evaluation
Antimicrobial resistance is an increasing problem in hospitals world-wide. Following other countries, English hospitals experienced outbreaks of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae (CPE), a bacterial infection commonly resistant to last resort antibiotics. One way to improve CPE prevention, management and control is the production of guidelines, such as the CPE toolkit published by Public Health England in December 2013. The aim of this research was to investigate the implementation of the CPE toolkit and to identify barriers and facilitators to inform future policies. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Ghana: Antibiotics Use and Effects On Gut Flora
[Ghanaian Times] There is concern about the effects of irrational use of antibiotics. This is not only because of the issue of antimicrobial resistance but importantly about the effect of antibiotics on the gut microbiota. The digestive tract especially the large intestine is the habitat for millions of microbes living in concert with several functions of the body. Antibiotics have been very useful in treating and controlling infections with positive impact of standard of living. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 22, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Impact of vaccines on antimicrobial resistance
This review shows how vaccines can decrease AMR by preventing bacterial and viral infections, thereby reducing the use/misuse of antibiotics, and by preventing antibiotic-resistant infections. Vaccines are less likely to induce resistance. Some future uses and developments of vaccines are also discussed. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

AMR Industry Alliance 2020 Progress Report
Source: AMR Industry Alliance. Published: 1/16/2020. The data and case studies collected and published in this 2020 progress report provide insights into the practical steps the Alliance ’s members are taking to curb the spread of antimicrobial resistance in the areas of research and science, access, and appropriate use, as well as steps to reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing. The report outlines a forward-looking agenda listing the next steps which the Alliance is co mmitted to take. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Climate crisis, epidemics among next decade's urgent health challenges, WHO says
Climate change, infectious diseases, anti-vaxxers and antimicrobial resistance all made their way on to the World Health Organization's list of urgent health challenges facing the next decade. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Candida auris Isolates Resistant to Three Classes of Antifungal Medications --- New York, 2019
Although rare, Candida auris resistant to all three classes of commonly used antifungal drugs was identified in three patients in New York. CDC considers C. auris an urgent threat, the highest category of concern. (Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report)
Source: CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report - January 9, 2020 Category: American Health Tags: Antibiotic and Antimicrobial Resistance Emerging Infectious Diseases MMWR Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report Candida auris Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Resistance Benchmark 2020
Source: Access to Medicine Foundation. Published: 1/2020. This 208-page report has evaluated for the second time how the most important players in the antibiotic market are addressing the rise of resistance and the global need for appropriate access to antibiotics. It evaluates pharmaceutical companies in areas where they have the biggest potential and responsibility to limit antimicrobial resistance, such as R&D, managing manufacturing waste, and ensuring appropriate access and stewardship. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - January 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Pharmacies Don ’t Know How to Dispose of Leftover Opioids and Antibiotics
Today (Dec. 30), a team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., published the results of an investigation into whether or not pharmacy workers could provide accurate information on the disposal of two classes of drugs: opioids and antibiotics. The results are frightening: The researchers enlisted volunteers to place calls to nearly 900 pharmacies in California, posing as parents with leftover antibiotics and opioids from a “child’s” recent surgery. They asked the pharmacy employees on the line—either pharmacists...
Source: TIME: Health - December 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elijah Wolfson Tags: Uncategorized data visualization embargoed study Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pharmacies Don ’t Know How to Dispose of Leftover Opioids and Antibiotics
Today (Dec. 30), a team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., published the results of an investigation into whether or not pharmacy workers could provide accurate information on the disposal of two classes of drugs: opioids and antibiotics. The results are frightening: The researchers enlisted volunteers to place calls to nearly 900 pharmacies in California, posing as parents with leftover antibiotics and opioids from a “child’s” recent surgery. They asked the pharmacy employees on the line—either pharmacists...
Source: TIME: Science - December 30, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Elijah Wolfson Tags: Uncategorized data visualization embargoed study Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Africa: Innovate4AMR in Geneva
[WHO] Innovate4AMR is an online competition looking for innovative and creative solutions that will help address the issues of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) from a systems change perspective. Innovate4AMR encourages competitors to focus on tackling antimicrobial stewardship in low-resource healthcare settings, with the specific objectives of increasing access and reducing inequities of antibiotic use, both overuse and lack of access.Their solutions should carefully factor in the existing AMR and health landscap (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 30, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

South Africa: Where Is the Antimicrobial Resistance Rebellion?
[Daily Maverick] The global groundswell for climate action now has the force of what we in finance would call a momentum trade. Antimicrobial resistance meanwhile, seems stuck in what we would call a value trap. But it won't stay there forever. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Up to 43% of Antibiotic Prescriptions in the U.S. Are Unnecessary or Improperly Written, Analysis Finds
The World Health Organization earlier this year called antimicrobial resistance—pathogens’ ability to evade medical interventions—one of the 10 largest threats to global health. In the U.S. alone, according to a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, 35,000 people die each year due to antibiotic-resistant infections. A new study published in the BMJ points to one major propagator of the problem: doctors are prescribing antibiotics when they shouldn’t. In fact, up to 43% of U.S. antibiotic prescriptions may be “inappropriate,” according to the research. Antibioti...
Source: TIME: Health - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Research Source Type: news

Africa: Bringing Antimicrobial Research and Development to Africa - the Time Is Now
[Daily Maverick] Antimicrobial resistance has been an ongoing threat to public health in South Africa and across Africa. Disturbingly, the burden in Africa from infectious diseases has been on the rise. Part of the reason is the persistence of infections associated with tropical regions as well as the higher rates of poverty and greater spread of drug resistance. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 10, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)'s Antibiotic Resistance Research Framework: Current Status and Future Directions 2019
Source: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases [National Institutes of Health] (NIAID). Published: 12/2019. This 20-page report describes the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases ’s portfolio of basic, translational, and clinical research in antimicrobial resistance, and outlines an updated array of innovative approaches based on the latest scientific advances and research opportunities to address this urgent public health priority. It details scientific approaches to anti microbial resistance research, the antibiotic development pipeline, and Innovative approaches to addressing the a...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Resistance: Facts, Concerns and Solutions
Source: Trust for America's Health. Published: 12/2019. This two-page fact sheet explains why rising levels of resistance to antimicrobials is a serious threat to public health, food safety, and global security, and lists key findings about antimicrobial resistance. It also makes four recommendations for policymakers in healthcare, public health, agriculture, academia, and industry. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - December 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Epidemiology of intra-abdominal infection and sepsis in critically ill patients: " AbSeS " , a multinational observational cohort study and ESICM Trials Group Project
We describe the epidemiology of intra-abdominal infection in an international cohort of ICU patients according to a new system that classifies cases according to setting of infection acquisition (community-acquired, early onset hospital-acquired, and late-onset hospital-acquired), anatomical disruption (absent or present with localized or diffuse peritonitis), and severity of disease expression (infection, sepsis, and septic shock). This multinational, heterogeneous cohort of ICU patients with intra-abdominal infection revealed that setting of infection acquisition, anatomical disruption, and severity of disease expression...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antimicrobial Resistance Patterns Examined for Adult, Peds HAIs
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 27, 2019 -- In two reports published online Nov. 25 in Infection Control& Hospital Epidemiology, authors present updated summaries of common pathogens and antimicrobial resistance patterns among health care-associated infections... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 27, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Potent antimicrobial found that shows promise in fighting staph infections
(McMaster University) After screening thousands of small molecules, the research team discovered a potent new antimicrobial they are calling MAC-545496 that is active against MRSA. Unlike conventional antibiotics, this new antimicrobial neither kills the staph infection nor halts its growth on its own, so the potential for antimicrobial resistance may be considerably lessened. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 25, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

CDC Report Suggests Antibacterial Resistance Could Undo Almost A Century Of Progress
Globally, drug-resistant infections – or superbugs - result in about 700,000 deaths per year. According to the WHO, antimicrobial resistance is one the globe’s top 10 public health threats. Noting that the ability to prevent infections via AMR is threatening to “send us back in time.” (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Nicole Fisher, Contributor Source Type: news

2016-2017 NARMS (National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System) Integrated Summary
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Published: 11/22/2019. This 2016-2017 Integrated Summary is the first time the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) has included data on animal pathogens from a pilot study with the Food and Drug Administration's Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network (Vet-LIRN). It is also the first time that NARMS has provided genomic information for Campylobacter and E. coli retail meat and food animal isolates. NARMS is a national public health surveillance system that monitors food-borne bacteria to determine if they are resistant to various ant...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

BD Launches Enhanced Antimicrobial Stewardship Analytics Capabilities
New antimicrobial stewardship technology will be demonstrated at ASHP 2019 Midyear Meeting FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Nov. 21, 2019 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technol... Devices, Product Launch BD , antimicrobial resistance, antimicrobial stewardship (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - November 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Reducing the impact of serious infections CQUIN 2018/19
NHS Improvement, alongside NHS England and Public Health England, have developed these resources to support delivery of reducing the impact of serious infections (antimicrobial resistance and sepsis) CQUIN, in response to the feedback from providers and commissioners. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Warning on post-Brexit antibiotic use
Scientists fear mass medication of livestock if the UK diverges from EU rules Related items fromOnMedica Doctors can help overcome ‘vaccine hesitancy’ NHS review recommends making childhood vaccination more 'convenient' for parents Point-of-care diagnostics needed to curb antimicrobial resistance Swine flu hits youngest most but mortality greatest in elderly Expert questions US advice on influenza vaccines (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - November 19, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

The burden of antibiotic resistance in the US
This report emphasizes the impact that antimicrobial resistance is having on the lives of Americans every day. Our best approach to [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - November 15, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

FDA approves new antibacterial drug to treat complicated urinary tract infections as part of ongoing efforts to address antimicrobial resistance
The FDA today approved Fetroja (cefiderocol), an antibacterial drug for treatment of patients with complicated urinary tract infections (cUTI), including kidney infections caused by susceptible Gram-negative microorganisms, who have limited or no alternative treatment options. (Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New)
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - November 14, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Antimicrobial resistance poses significant risk to people, the economy
(Council of Canadian Academies) CCA expert panel study provides new data on potential impact of antimicrobial resistance in Canada. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

When Antibiotics Fail: The Expert Panel on the Potential Socio-Economic Impacts of Antimicrobial Resistance in Canada
Source: Council of Canadian Academies (CCA). Published: 11/12/2019. This 268-page report examines the current impacts of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) on Canada's healthcare system, projects the future impact on Canada ’s GDP, and looks at how widespread resistance will influence the day-to-day lives of Canadians. It examines these issues through a One Health lens, recognizing the interconnected nature of AMR, from healthcare settings to the environment to the agriculture sector. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: One Health Method Stressed As Very Key
[Daily News] HEALTH experts have recommended adoption of a one health approach in the country as part of the strategies for reducing antimicrobial resistance in humans caused by medicine injected into animals. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 3, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Surveillance of Antimicrobial Consumption in Europe 2018: Surveillance Report
Source: European Union, European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Published: 11/2019. The results presented in this 110-page report are based on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) data from invasive isolates reported to the European Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Network (EARS-Net) by 30 European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries in 2019 (data referring to 2018), and on trend analyses of data reported by the participating countries for 2015 to 2018. Despite the political prioritization of AMR as a threat to public health and the availability of evidence-based guidance for antimicrob...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Addressing Antimicrobial Resistance: Progress in the Animal Sector, But This Health Threat Remains a Challenge for the EU (European Union)
Source: European Court of Auditors (ECA). Published: 11/2019. This 52-page report summarizes an audit that examined how the European Commission and relevant European Union (EU) agencies managed their support to Member States and the EU-funded research aimed at fighting antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It concluded that the activities of the Commission and agencies led to some progress, but there is little evidence that the health burden of AMR has reduced. It makes recommendations to improve the Commission ’s response to AMR through better support to Member State national action plans; promoting better monitoring and...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Roadmap for Action on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR): Five Key Strategies to Tackle This Global Health Threat
Source: European Public Health Alliance (EPHA). Published: 11/2019. This eight-page roadmap provides five strategies and targets for tackling antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by the European Commission and European Union (EU) Member States. It also discusses how the EU must demonstrate ambition, leadership, and policy coherence between all AMR-related areas, ensuring that political and policy priorities are translated into action and have a lasting impact. (PDF) (Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health)
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

165 new antibiotic resistant infections every day in England
Public Health England latest report on antimicrobial resistance shows that there were an estimated 61,000 antibiotic resistant infections in England during 2018 - a 9% rise from 2017. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - November 1, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

New commitments in the fight against antimicrobial resistance
Professor Dame Sally Davies will become UK special envoy on antimicrobial resistance (AMR), announced public health minister Seema Kennedy, as she confirmed the government ’s commitment to combat AMR. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - October 29, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

World Antibiotic Awareness Week
Senior NHS and health system leaders have written to colleagues in CCGs and Trusts asking for their help in promoting the annual World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW), taking place 18-22 November 2019. The letter also reminds colleagues that this year's WAAW campaign is the first of a new five-year UK National Action Plan for antimicrobial resistance, which contains stretching ambitions for reducing inappropriate prescriptions; as well as controlling and preventing infections. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tanzania: Tanzanians Warned Against Misuse of Antibiotics
[Daily News] MISUSE of antibiotics has raised the alarm of Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the country and across the world, the Government Chief Pharmacist, Daudi Msasi has warned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

C-CAMP to jointly work on antimicrobial resistance solutions with AMR Global
C-CAMP, an initiative of the Dept of Biotechnology, Ministry of Science and Technology, and the prominent public private partnership organization in the Netherland, have decided to build and nurture innovations that address the global AMR threat. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - October 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

University of Edinburgh Study Finds Antimicrobial Bacteria in Hospital Wastewater in Research That Has Implications for Microbiologists
The highly infectious bacteria can survive treatment at local sewage plants and enter the food chain of surrounding populations, the study revealed Researchers at the University of Edinburgh (UE) in Scotland found large amounts of antimicrobial-resistance (AMR) genes in hospital wastewater. These findings will be of interest to microbiologists and clinical laboratory managers, as the […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - October 11, 2019 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Compliance, Legal, and Malpractice Laboratory Instruments & Laboratory Equipment Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Acinetobacter Acinetobacter johnsonii AMR Challenge anatomic Source Type: news

New publication on AMRFinder, a tool that identifies resistance genes in pathogen genomes!
Read the recent publication (PMID: 31427293) on the AMRFinder, a tool that identifies antimicrobial resistance (AMR) genes in bacterial genome sequences using a high-quality curated AMR gene reference database.  We use the AMRFinder to identify AMR genes in the hundreds of bacterial … Continue reading → (Source: NCBI Insights)
Source: NCBI Insights - October 9, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: NCBI Staff Tags: What's New antimicrobial resistance bacteriology BLAST Pathogen Detection Source Type: news

Review of Progress on Antimicrobial Resistance
Source: Chatham House: The Royal Institute of International Affairs. Published: 10/8/2019. This 18-page research paper assesses progress on antimicrobial resistance against the recommendations of the 2016 Review on Antimicrobial Resistance to identify opportunities for further action and key obstacles that need to be overcome. Although the Review has had a global impact as an advocacy tool and in helping to stimulate a number of new initiatives, there has been very little progress on its central and most expensive recommendations for transforming research and development incentives for antibiotics, vaccines, and diagnosti...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news