Africa: Protecting Antibiotic Effectiveness is an Urgent Public Health Priority
[allAfrica] Nairobi -- Every year, more than 700,000 people die from antibiotic-resistant infections - number expected to grow to 10 million annually by 2050 if we continue on the current path. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 1, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Protecting Environmental Water from Antimicrobial Resistance
By Lina Taing and Rachel KaiserHAMILTON, Canada, Nov 23 2021 (IPS) The overuse and misuse of antimicrobial medicines and chemicals has become the main driver of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and drug-resistant infections that threaten human health and the global economy. Given that development, the UN designated November 18-24 as World Antimicrobial Awareness Week, to remind us all to handle antimicrobials with greater care. Antimicrobials – which range from antibiotic and antiviral medicines to disinfectant and antiseptic chemicals – help prevent or treat human, animal and plant infections and have contribu...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - November 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Lina Taing and Rachel Kaiser Tags: Climate Change Environment Global Headlines Health Population Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Water & Sanitation Source Type: news

Africa: Stronger Governance Needed to Fight Superbugs in Africa
[WHO-AFRO] Accra -- The leaders of six regional organizations in Africa are calling for stronger governance to fight antimicrobial resistance, or AMR, on the eve of World Antimicrobial Awareness Week (18-24 November). (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 18, 2021 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Poorer nations still lack access to world ’s key antibiotics
Only 54 of 166 assessed treatments have policies aiding use by low-income countries, says non-profit groupThe world ’s biggest drugs makers have pressed on in the fight against superbugs despite the pandemic, but millions of people in poorer countries, where the risk of drug-resistant infections is highest, are still missing out on key antibiotics.A report from the Access to Medicine Foundation, an Amsterdam-based non-profit group, shows that only 54 of 166 medicines and vaccines assessed are covered by an access strategy to make them available to low- and middle-income countries.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 18, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Julia Kollewe Tags: Pharmaceuticals industry Vaccines and immunisation Tuberculosis E coli Gonorrhoea World Health Organization Business Drug resistance Drugs Drugs policy Medical research Global development Science Netherlands World news Source Type: news

Antibiotic-resistant infections could trigger a new 'hidden pandemic', experts warn
Dr Susan Hopkins, head of the UK Health Security Agency, claimed it was important the country does not lurch from one crisis 'into another'. She urged Britons not to use the medicines for colds. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic-resistant infections fell in 2020 for first time since 2016, but UKHSA warns drop likely temporary
New UKHSA data shows that bloodstream infections dropped in 2020 for the first time since 2016 but remain at a higher level than 6 years ago. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hidden pandemic of antibiotic-resistant infections, health officials warn
Antibiotics should be taken only when really needed - and not for coughs, colds or sore throats. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Environmental Shedding of MRSA Is Far Greater than from Multidrug-Resistant Gram-Negative Bacilli
An observational cohort study revealed shedding of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus by colonized patients outside hospital rooms or during outpatient clinic visits occurred more often than in those colonized by multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacilli. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Risk factors for nosocomial methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization in a neonatal intensive care unit: A Case-control study
Persistently circulating MRSA clone in NICU. • Risk factors for MRSA colonization, independent of length of stay& gestational age. • Colonization pressure, lower ATP pass rate are associated with acquisition of colonization. • Higher acuity of care is also associated with acquisition of colonization. • In a multivariable model, only colonization pressure was significantly associated. To determine risk factors for MRSA col onization in a Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) independent of length of stay and gestational age in the context of a persistently circulating MRSA clone. Retrospective...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does high adherence to contact precautions lead to low in-hospital transmission of multidrug-resistant microorganisms in the endemic setting? "
Conclusion: High adherence coupled with continuous monitoring of CP correlated to a very low in-hospital transmission rate. These results indicate that CP is highly effective if routine monitoring of adherence is implemented. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Investigations of Staphylococcal contamination on environmental surfaces of a neonatal intensive care unit of a children's hospital
Viable Staphylococci were found on 54% of NICU surfaces sampled. • Mannitol-negative Staphylococci were dominant type of Staphylococci found. • MRSA was the lowest percentage of Staphylococci, found on 11% of sites. • Greatest NICU presence of Staphylococci found on floors and return air ducts. • Contamination of floors and return air ducts could serve as a pathogen reservoir. Staphylococci species are known to cause healthcare-associated infections in neonatal intensive care (NICU) unit patients. Little is known about Staphylococcal contamination of NICU environments. Swabs from 25 of 46 (54%) surfaces...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - November 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Venatorx and Roche team up to take on 'superbugs' with new class of antibiotics
Venatorx Pharmaceuticals entered into a research collaboration and license agreement with Roche on Monday to develop a new class of antibiotics that address the increasing threat of "superbugs" that can circumvent existing treatments. Financial terms of the partnership are being kept confidential. Under the terms of the collaboration, Malvern-based Venatorx and Roche, a Swiss pharmaceutical and diagnostics company, will work together to discover, characterize and develop new small molecule inhibitors… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - November 1, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Former Naturopath Convicted of Trafficking in Misbranded Drugs He Claimed Could Treat and Prevent COVID
FDA OCI, Richard Marschall, Port Angeles WA, convict, misbranded, treat, prevent, COVID-19, MRSA, "Dynamic Duo", garlic extract, larch tree starch, Dr. Rick Marschall, revoked license, naturopath, coronavirus, consumer protection, health care fraud, (Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases)
Source: Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) Press Releases - October 29, 2021 Category: Medical Law Authors: DOJ Source Type: news

The Petri Dish: Sage, Biogen plan drug application; TV show gets FDA nod
While some in the life sciences industry create drugs and devices to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic, their colleagues are busy as ever raising money, testing new drugs, expanding facilities and more. Here's The Petri Dish, a roundup of news that may get overlooked amid the influx of Greater Boston life sciences and health care happenings. $2.8M for antibiotic resistance Selux Diagnostics, a Boston-based startup focused on antibiotic-resistant diseases, received $2.8 million from the National Institutes… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 21, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Rowan Walrath Source Type: news

How a medieval 'leechbook' could be the latest cutting-edge treatment to beat superbugs
The WHO lists antimicrobial resistance as a top ten global health threat, saying that by 2050 it will kill more people than cancer. Could novel vaccines provide new ways to defeat superbugs? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does high adherence to contact precautions lead to low in-hospital transmission of multi-drug-resistant micro-organisms in the endemic setting?
Conclusion: High adherence coupled with continuous monitoring of CPs correlated with a very low in-hospital transmission rate. These results indicate that CPs are highly effective if routine monitoring of adherence is implemented. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 15, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Britain hit by worst cold ever as super bug hits UK - ease 'just like covid' symptoms
BRITISH people are facing the worst cold ever this year - one that feels more intense than those from previous years and is much tougher to shift. Symptoms include a sandpaper throat, relentless fatigue, and a dripping nose. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - October 11, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hospital superbugs can be destroyed by 'engineered' bacteria, research suggests 
Experts in Barcelona used the 'living medicine' to fight antibiotic-resistant superbugs which infect hospital patients through catheters and breathing tubes. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists say 'long-term social distancing' could curb rise of antibiotic-resistant superbugs
British researchers suggested that the one-metre-plus rule and limiting a person's social contacts would make it harder for the antibiotic resistant superbugs to evolve and spread. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 6, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Maryland biotech lands federal approval for superbug testing system
The diagnostic aims to help doctors recognize drug resistance early in infections to help inform treatment decisions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Maryland biotech lands federal approval for superbug testing system
The diagnostic aims to help doctors recognize drug resistance early in infections to help inform treatment decisions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 5, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Rockville biotech lands federal approval for superbug testing system
The diagnostic aims to help doctors recognize drug resistance early in infections to help inform treatment decisions. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - October 4, 2021 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Sara Gilgore Source Type: news

Treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): updated guidelines from the UK
These evidence-based guidelines are an updated version of those issued in 2008. They have been produced following a review of the published literature (2007 –18) pertaining to the treatment of infections caused by MRSA. The guidelines update, where appropriate, previous recommendations, taking into account changes in the UK epidemiology of MRSA, ongoing national surveillance data and the efficacy of novel anti-staphylococcal agents licensed for use in the UK. Emerging therapies that have not been licensed for use in the UK at the time of the review have also been assessed. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

HHS: Meetings of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will hold two virtual public meetings of the Presidential Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria (PACCARB). The PACCARB advises and provides information and recommendations to the Secretary of HHS regarding programs and policies intended to reduce or combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria that may present a public health threat. The confirmed times and agenda will be published on thePACCARB website. Pre-registration is required. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - September 3, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Infectious Disease Alert Updates
Sepsis Bundle Erodes Gains in Stewardship; Asymptomatic Transmission of COVID-19 in Households; When Is Hand Hygiene Personally Protective? Four different categories of antibiotic use were observed, including broad-spectrum antibiotics for community-acquired infection, broad-spectrum antibiotics for nosocomial infection/multidrug-resistant organisms, the use of anti-methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) agents (such as vancomycin, daptomycin, linezolid, ceftaroline, etc.), as well as antibiotics for surgical prophylaxis. [...]a gap of up to 24 hours may occur before the physician picking up the case the next d...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shedding of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacilli during outpatient appointments and procedures outside hospital rooms
We examined shedding during appointments outside patient rooms. • 38.5% of MRSA-colonized patients shed MRSA during appointments. • Presence of wounds with MRSA was a significant risk for environmental shedding. • No shedding of multidrug-resistant gram-negative bacilli was detected. Limit ed information is available on the frequency of and risk factors for shedding of health care-associated pathogens in settings outside patient rooms. We conducted a cohort study of hospitalized or recently discharged patients with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) (N = 39) or multidr ug-resistant gram-negat...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MoWa: A Disinfectant for Hospital Surfaces Contaminated With Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Other Nosocomial Pathogens
Conclusions: MoWa kills planktonic and biofilms made by MRSA and MSSA strains and showed great efficacy to disinfect MRSA-, and MSSA-contaminated, surfaces and surfaces contaminated with other important nosocomial pathogens. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combining pulsed xenon ultraviolet disinfection with terminal manual cleaning helps reduce the acquisition rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus
This study aimed to investigate the effect of adding pulsed xenon UV (PX-UV) disinfection to the terminal cleaning protocol on the rate of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) acquisition at a Japanese hospital. The use of a PX-UV disinfec tion device was added to the manual terminal cleaning protocol applied after the discharge or transfer of patients treated in the intensive and high care units. We used a Poisson regression model to examine the incidence of MRSA acquisition, based on the study period, PX-UV intervention status, unit type, and the rate of consumption of alcohol-based hand rub (ABHR). Approxi...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

COVID-19 Will Be With Us For Some Time. What Might That Look Like?
NPR's Sarah McCammon speaks with Dr. Matt McCarthy, author of Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic, about the threat of new COVID-19 variants and the recent rise in cases throughout the country. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - August 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

C.D.C. Warns of Superbug Fungus Outbreaks in 2 Cities
For the first time, the C.D.C. identified several cases of Candida auris that were resistant to all drugs, in two health facilities in Texas and a long-term care center in Washington, D.C. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrew Jacobs Tags: Candida Auris (Fungus) Drug Resistance (Microbial) Infections Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Texas Washington (DC) your-feed-healthcare Source Type: news

' Superbug' Fungus Spreads Among Vulnerable in Two U.S. Cities
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- An untreatable " superbug " fungus is spreading in a Washington, D.C., nursing home and two Dallas-area hospitals, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. There were 101 Candida auris cases at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 23, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

'Superbug' Fungus Spreads Among Vulnerable in Two U.S. Cities
The CDC says an untreatable "superbug" fungus is spreading in a Washington, D.C., nursing home and two Dallas-area hospitals. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' Superbug' Fungus Spreads Among Vulnerable in Two U.S. Cities
FRIDAY, July 23, 2021 -- An untreatable " superbug " fungus is spreading in a Washington, D.C., nursing home and two Dallas-area hospitals, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday. There were 101 candida auris cases at the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 23, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Outbreaks of a drug-resistant superbug fungus spread in two U.S. cities, CDC reports
Found in hospitals and long-term care facilities, the cases indicate what may be the first known transmissions in the U.S. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Superbug' fungus spread in 2 cities, health officials say
U.S. health officials say they now have evidence that an untreatable “superbug” fungus has spread in two hospitals and a nursing home (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - July 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

AHRQ: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Notice from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) extending the comment period on the proposed information collection titled "The AHRQ Safety Program for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Prevention." This project will assist hospital units and long-term care facilities in adopting and implementing technical approaches to reduce MRSA infections. Comments are due by August 23, 2021. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - July 22, 2021 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

< a href= " /news-events/nih-research-matters/immune-boost-fights-antibiotic-resistant-infections-mice " > Immune boost fights antibiotic-resistant infections in mice < /a >
In studies in mice, a drug boosted the natural ability of the immune system to fight off antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - July 20, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Non - Antimicrobial Drugs Tied to Drug - Resistant Bacterial Infection
Proton pump inhibitors, beta - blockers, antimetabolites linked to infection with antibiotic - resistant bacteria (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - July 19, 2021 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Infections, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Pharmacy, Conference News, Source Type: news

Non-Antimicrobial Drugs Tied to Drug-Resistant Bacterial Infection
MONDAY, July 19, 2021 -- Exposure to commonly prescribed non-antimicrobial drugs is associated with infection with antibiotic-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, according to a study presented at the annual European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 19, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Knowledge of infection prevention and control among healthcare workers and factors influencing compliance: a systematic review
Conclusion: Embracing a multifaceted approach towards improving IPC-intervention strategies is highly suggested. The goal being to improve compliance among HCWs with IPC measures is necessary. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emerging resistance mechanisms for 4 types of common anti-MRSA antibiotics in Staphylococcus aureus: A comprehensive review
Staphylococcus aureus is one of the leading hospital-associated and community-associated pathogens, which has caused a global public health concern. The emergence of methicillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) along with the widespread use of different classes of antibiotics has become a significant therapeutic challenge. Antibiotic resistance is a disturbing problem that poses a threat to humans. Treatment options for S. aureus resistant to β-lactam antibiotics include glycopeptide antibiotic, cyclic lipopeptide antibiotic, cephalosporins and oxazolidinone antibiotic. The most representative types of these antibiotics are...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 16, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News 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

Researchers surprised to find bacterial parasites behind rise of 'super bugs'
(University of Pittsburgh) Contrary to popular belief, early bacterial evolution is not driven by random-point mutations. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 16, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antibiotic - Resistant Pneumonia Is Killing Children in Bangladesh — Could It Spread?
(Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Pulmonary Medicine News - Doctors Lounge - July 15, 2021 Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: Family Medicine, Infections, Pediatrics, Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine, News, Source Type: news

Antibiotic-Resistant Pneumonia Is Killing Children in Bangladesh — Could It Spread?
THURSDAY, July 15, 2021 -- Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is causing deadly pneumonia infections among large numbers of children in the South Asian nation of Bangladesh, a rising threat that could one day reach American shores, experts warn. Doctors... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 15, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Human waste contaminating urban water leads to 'superbug' spread -- study
(University of Birmingham) Contamination of urban lakes, rivers and surface water by human waste is creating pools of 'superbugs' in Low- and Middle-Income Countries (LMIC) - but improving access to clean water, sanitation and sewerage infrastructure could help to protect people's health, a new study reveals. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Health Highlights: July 13, 2021
Here's some of HealthDay's top stories for Tuesday, July 13: Could raw dog food bring'superbug'dangers? High-end raw food dog diets are all the rage, but new European research finds the presence of'superbug'germs in many brands - bacteria that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could Raw Dog Food Pose'Superbug' Dangers?
TUESDAY, July 13, 2021 -- People who feed their dogs raw pet food may find more on the menu than they bargained for, with a new study finding it may be a source of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that could ultimately threaten humans. The European... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 13, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

High-tech TOILETS could spread superbugs, study warns
Multidrug-resistant bacteria called Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MDRP) have been discovered on water jet nozzles on electric toilets in hospitals in Japan. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 12, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-tech toilets could spread antibiotic-resistant superbugs in hospitals, Japanese study suggests
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) Water-jet nozzles in electric toilets--commonly used in Japan and other parts of Asia--may be reservoirs for multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (MDRP) in hospitals, increasing the risk of dangerous germ transmission among patients, according to new research being presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology& Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) held online this year. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 11, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news