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Six children affected by MRSA on same ward
Six babies in a neonatal intensive care unit have been found to be colonised with the same strain of MRSA – leading to staff being tested and three being identified as carriers of the bacteria. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - April 6, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Updated guidance on MRSA post infection review
NHS Improvement has updated its guidance on MRSA post infection review. The updated guidance can be found on the NHS Improvement website. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - April 3, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Scientists find class of drug that can kill the MRSA superbug
Researchers at Brown University have found two new compounds successfully treated antibiotic-resistant MRSA infections in mice, a key step as health officials warn of impending crisis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Discovery of MRSA-busting antibiotic gives hope against resistant superbugs
New drug tested on mice could be used to treat human infections that no longer respond to routine antibiotics, say scientistsThe discovery of a new class of antibiotics that can wipe out persistent infections of the hospital superbug MRSA has raised fresh hopes for progress in the fight againstantimicrobial resistance.Health officials around the world have seen a steady rise in bacterial infections that no longer respond to routine antibiotics. With resistance emerging faster than new drugs can be developed, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has called forurgent action to combat the problem.Continue reading... (Source: G...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 28, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Antibiotics Drug resistance Science MRSA and superbugs Health Society World news Source Type: news

Antibiotic breakthrough: Fcientists find class of drug that can kill the MRSA superbug  
Researchers at Brown University have found two new compounds successfully treated antibiotic-resistant MRSA infections in mice, a key step as health officials warn of impending crisis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Newly Discovered Antibiotic Drug Offers Hope For Treating MRSA
A new class of antibiotics, chemically related to vitamin A have shown early promise by killing MRSA in mice. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - March 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Victoria Forster, Contributor Source Type: news

MRSA: guidance on post-infection review
This update describes the detailed requirements for the reporting and review of bloodstream infections caused by MRSA from April 2018 and includes lists of the trusts and CCGs that will need to carry out post-infection reviews. It will support commissioners and providers of care to deliver zero tolerance on MRSA BSI. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - March 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Game-changing' antibiotic can kill off superbugs
The antibiotic teixobactin may succeed where others have failed; a synthetic version of it clears an infection with a drug-resistant superbug in mice. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - March 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: MRSA / Drug Resistance Source Type: news

First proof a synthesized antibiotic is capable of treating superbugs
A "game changing" new antibiotic which is capable of killing superbugs has been successfully synthesised and used to treat an infection for the first time - and could lead to the first new class of antibiotic drug in 30 years. The breakthrough is another major step forward on the journey to develop a commercially viable drug version based on teixobactin - a natural antibiotic discovered by US scientists in soil samples in 2015 which has been heralded as a "gamechanger" in the battle against antibiotic resistant pathogens such as MRSA and VRE. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - March 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Super-fit Ben was left fighting a deadly superbug
Ben May, from Haslemere in Surrey, was a popular Oxford University student when a chance infection rendered him bed-ridden for 44 days. This is his cautionary MRSA tale. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Super-fit Ben, 21, was left fighting a deadly superbug
Ben May, from Haslemere in Surrey, was a popular Oxford University student when a chance infection rendered him bed-ridden for 44 days. This is his cautionary MRSA tale. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plasmid-Encoded Transferable mecB-Resistance in S. aureus Plasmid-Encoded Transferable mecB-Resistance in S. aureus
The discovery of plasmid-encoded methicillin resistance in S. aureus could have important implications for MRSA treatment.Emerging Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Research project on dangerous hospital germ extended
(Goethe University Frankfurt) Cases of multi-resistant bacteria in hospitals have increased dramatically in recent years and the health system faces tremendous problems as a result. Alongside 'old acquaintances', such as Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or Klebsiella pneumonia, another pathogen has now arrived on the scene: Acinetobacter baumannii. In order to find new weapons for the fight against this aggressive germ, in 2014 the German Research Foundation established a Research Unit led by Goethe University Frankfurt which has now been extended for a further three years. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

AAAAI: Penicillin Allergy Label Linked to MRSA, C. difficile
(MedPage Today) -- Increase attributable to use of alternative antibiotics (Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease)
Source: MedPage Today Infectious Disease - March 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Influenza and MRSA Pneumonia Influenza and MRSA Pneumonia
Dr Paul Auwaerter discusses the antimicrobial options for postinfluenza MRSA pneumonia, and makes the case for a universal flu vaccine.Medscape Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

A Potentially Powerful New Antibiotic Is Discovered in Dirt
The world is facing an epidemic of infections that no longer respond well to the drugs used to treat them—also known as super bugs. In the United States, an estimated 2 million Americans are diagnosed each year with an infection that doesn’t respond to antibiotics, and 23,000 will die from those infections. But New York and New Jersey researchers published a new paper in the journal Nature Microbiology about their hopeful discovery: a potentially new class of antibiotic that they found in dirt. In the lab, the researchers used a method to extract, clone and sequence DNA from soil samples to see if there are gen...
Source: TIME: Health - February 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alexandra Sifferlin Tags: Uncategorized healthytime public health Source Type: news

Crystal Whitley on life support after two strains of flu  
Crystal Whitley, 35, of Mullin, Texas, is on life support after contracting two strains of the flu virus. She was diagnosed with sepsis, double pneumonia, and MRSA, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New antibiotic family discovered in dirt
The compounds are called malacidins and can kill several stubborn infections, including superbug MRSA. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Teacher, 35, on life support after catching the flu  
Crystal Whitley, 35, of Mullin, Texas, is on life support after contracting two strains of the flu virus. She was diagnosed with sepsis, double pneumonia, and MRSA, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This UV Lamp Could Prevent the Flu Virus From Spreading in Public Places
Researchers have developed an ultraviolet (UV) lamp that kills the influenza virus but isn’t harmful to human skin or eyes, according to a new study in Scientific Reports. They hope the technology can be commercialized and marketed to prevent the spread of seasonal flu in public places, such as schools, hospitals, and airports. “We’ve known for a century that UV light is extremely efficient at killing microbes, bacteria, and viruses,” says study leader David Brenner, director of the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. For that reason, UV devices are often u...
Source: TIME: Health - February 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda MacMillan Tags: Uncategorized health healthytime onetime Source Type: news

New research suggests your immune system can protect against MRSA infections
After years of investigation, researchers at Johns Hopkins, the University of California, Davis, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have discovered how the immune system might protect a person from recurrent bacterial skin infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph). The findings, publishing online in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, open new doors to someday developing vaccines to prevent staph skin infections, which account for 14 million outpatient visits, nearly 500,000 hospital admissions and $3 billion to $4 billion in inpatient health care costs in the U.S. per year. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - February 5, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

New research suggests your immune system can protect against MRSA infections
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) After years of investigation, researchers at Johns Hopkins, the University of California, Davis, and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have discovered how the immune system might protect a person from recurrent bacterial skin infections caused by Staphylococcus aureus (staph). (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 5, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Appointment of Jonathan E. Gold as Interim Chief Financial Officer
NEW YORK, Feb. 02, 2018 -- (Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network) -- Motif Bio plc (AIM:MTFB) (NASDAQ:MTFB) ("Motif Bio" or the "Company"), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company specialising in developing novel antibiotics, today a... Biopharmaceuticals, Personnel Motif Bio, multi-drug resistant bacteria, MRSA (Source: HSMN NewsFeed)
Source: HSMN NewsFeed - February 2, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

FDA OKs First Vancomycin Oral Solution for C diff Diarrhea FDA OKs First Vancomycin Oral Solution for C diff Diarrhea
Vancomycin hydrochloride for oral solution (Firvanq) is for treatment of Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea and enterocolitis caused by Staphylococcus aureus, including methicillin-resistant strains.FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Alert Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Drug resistance: Could these onions help us win the war?
Researchers find that compounds from a species of onion can kill the tuberculosis bacterium. Could this be the key to combatting drug resistance? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: MRSA / Drug Resistance Source Type: news

Lymphatics limp along after MRSA
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Pujanandez, L. Tags: twis Source Type: news

Mass. General study reveals how MRSA infection compromises lymphatic function
(Massachusetts General Hospital) Massachusetts General Hospital investigators find that MRSA infection impairs the ability of lymphatic vessels to pump lymphatic fluid to lymph nodes in mouse models, which may contribute to the frequent recurrences of MRSA infection experienced by patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - January 17, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Guidelines Issued on Contact Precautions for MRSA, C. difficile
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America has issued guidelines on how long contact precautions in acute-care hospitals should persist for numerous drug-resistant... (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - January 12, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

SURGICEL & #194; & #174; Powder Absorbable Hemostat is used in surgeries.
SURGICEL® Powder Absorbable Hemostat is used for broad-surface oozing and stops bleeding fast. Unit is suitable for gynecologic, oncologic, cardiovascular and general procedure applications. Product offers bactericidal activity in vitro against MRSA, MRSE, VRE, PRSP, E Coli pathogens.This story is related to the following:Hemostats (Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies)
Source: Industrial Newsroom - Health, Medical and Dental Supplies - January 10, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Source Type: news

Kent State researcher exposes MRSA risk at northeast Ohio beaches
(Kent State University) Tara C. Smith, Ph.D., a professor of epidemiology in Kent State's College of Public Health, published the findings of a study her lab conducted in 2015 that shows a higher-than-expected prevalence of Staphylococcus aureus and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) at beaches around Lake Erie. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 14, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Repairing immunity – The key to healing
(Natural News) The rise of “superbugs” – antibiotic-resistant microbes such as MRSA – has been labeled a public health crisis by the World Health Organization. Meanwhile, healthcare costs continue to rise – while chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart disease, cancer and autoimmune disorders increase – at an alarming rate. Clearly, Western medicine... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pneumonia symptoms could fought off by eating GARLIC, scientists reveal
DEADLY bacterial infections that cause chronic conditions like cystic fibrosis, pneumonia and the superbug MRSA, can be fought off by eating garlic, scientists have claimed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - November 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What causes antibiotic resistance?
Resistance to antibiotics kills more than 20,000 people in the U.S. each year. But how do bugs become resistant to drugs that once worked so well? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: MRSA / Drug Resistance Source Type: news

Scientists make significant breakthrough on superbug-killing antibiotic teixobactin
(University of Lincoln) Scientists working to develop a 'game-changing' new antibiotic have made a significant advance towards creating commercially viable drug treatments by producing two simplified synthetic versions of the substance which are just as potent at killing superbugs like MRSA as its natural form. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 6, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Livestock-associated MRSA found in human MRSA samples
A recent survey has identified livestock-associated meticillin Staphylococcus aureus, or LA-MRSA, has been found in human MRSA samples. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - November 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Livestock-associated MRSAfound among MRSA from humans
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) The survey results show more frequent detections and geographical dispersion of LA-MRSA in humans in the EU/EEA since 2007, and highlight the public health and veterinary importance of LA-MRSA as a 'One Health' issue. The ECDC advocates for periodic systematic surveys or integrated multi-sectorial surveillance to facilitate control measures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Livestock-associated MRSA found among MRSA from humans
(European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC)) The survey results show more frequent detections and geographical dispersion of LA-MRSA in humans in the EU/EEA since 2007, and highlight the public health and veterinary importance of LA-MRSA as a 'One Health' issue. The ECDC advocates for periodic systematic surveys or integrated multi-sectorial surveillance to facilitate control measures. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 3, 2017 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Superbug-related deaths hit at least 15-year Wales low
The number of deaths related to MRSA, C. diff and Staphylococcus aureus continue to fall. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - October 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRSA is NOT just in hospitals, new research discovers: The antibiotic-resistant superbug is spreading in the wild
(Natural News) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection is not only contained within hospital settings and may actually spread elsewhere, according to a study published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Health experts have insisted that patients carrying MRSA can be screened upon hospital admission, by which time the doctors will take note of the time and place of occurrence to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

DEADLY superbug MRSA is hitting communities, suggests research
A DEADLY antibiotic-resistant superbug has left its hospital breeding grounds and is spreading into the community, research suggests. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRSA: Community and Hospital Transmission Common, Study Shows MRSA: Community and Hospital Transmission Common, Study Shows
Detailed genomic and epidemiological surveillance has revealed that MRSA is transmitted extensively throughout hospitals, as well as the community.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Antibiotic-resistant MRSA is NOT confined to hospitals
Researchers from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridgeshire found many people are unaware they carry MRSA and therefore readily spread it both within and outside of hospitals. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cobas Test for Detection of MSSA and MRSA From Nasal Swabs Cobas Test for Detection of MSSA and MRSA From Nasal Swabs
A new automated assay proved an effective tool to simultaneously perform surveillance testing for nasal colonization of both MRSA and MSSA.American Journal of Clinical Pathology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pathology & Lab Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Statins have power to help elderly fight off killer superbug
STATINS can protect older people against the killer superbug MRSA. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Superbugs now taking out pets as antibiotic resistance continues to spread
(Natural News) Veterinary experts have recently cautioned that infections associated with antibiotic-resistant superbugs have shown a significant increase among pets across the U.S. According to experts, veterinary clinics across the country have seen a significant increase in infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius as well as persistent strains of E.coli and salmonella. Reports have shown that clinics are now... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Never-Ending Battle Against Sport ’ s Hidden Foe
The virulent bacteria MRSA flourishes in locker rooms, on gear and on players ’ skin, and the fight to prevent infections includes high-tech solutions like a chemical fog. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - October 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: BILL PENNINGTON Tags: Football (College) Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Athletics and Sports Colgate University National Football League Antibiotics Bacteria Source Type: news

These infections are a hidden risk in kids' sports
MRSA, herpes, and athlete's foot can all be spread through close contact sports, but there are steps you can take to prevent it (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WARNING: How a diet heavy in fruit vegetables and nuts could lead to FATAL heart infection
EATING too much fruit, vegetables and nuts can increase your risk of triggering a deadly heart infection cause by MRSA. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 24, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotics, Cleaners May Spread Multidrug-Resistant MRSA in Home
(MedPage Today) -- Variety of risk factors included pet ownership, small household (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 22, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news