' 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

Dog food sold across Europe contains antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including 'superbugs' found in hospital patients
(European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases) New research being presented at the European Congress of Clinical Microbiology& Infectious Diseases (ECCMID), held online this year, reveals raw dog food to be a major source of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, making it an international public health risk. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

'Fortunate accident' may yield immunity weapon against antibiotic-resistant bacteria
(Johns Hopkins Medicine) in a paper published today in the journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine have announced an accidentally discovered, potentially game-changing treatment -- one that may one day provide an alternative immune-based solution to the danger of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 7, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

It's the VACCINATED who are speeding up the evolution of variants and spreading them to others, including the Delta Variant
(Natural News) In the same way the US has overused and abused antibiotics for humans and animals, rendering most of them useless, while creating superbugs that are immune to those antibiotics, the Covid-19 vaccines are creating super-virus “bugs” that vaccinated people are MORE susceptible to catch, transmit to each other, and then die from. Did... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 4, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in cattle
(University of Georgia) New research from the University of Georgia shows that there may be more antimicrobial-resistant salmonella in our food animals than scientists previously thought. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 30, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New technique allows for identification of potential drugs to fight resistant bacteria
(American Society for Microbiology) Researchers from the Miami University in Ohio have optimized a new technique that will allow scientists to evaluate how potential inhibitors work on antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This technique, called native state mass spectrometry, provides a quick way for scientists to identify the best candidates for effective clinical drugs, particularly in cases where bacteria can no longer be treated with antibiotics alone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 20, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Optimal trough concentration of teicoplanin for the treatment of methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus infection: A systematic review and metaanalysis
What is known and objective: It has been recommended that the trough concentration (Cmin) of teicoplanin should be maintained at ≥20 μg/ml for difficult‐to‐treat complicated infections caused by methicillin‐resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Conversely, Cmin of teicoplanin of at least 10 μg/ml is required for non‐complicated MRSA infections. Considering the low incidence of nephrotoxicity for teicoplanin, Cmi n = 15–30 μg/ml has been suggested for most MRSA infections. Thus, we assessed the clinical efficacy and adverse effects of teicoplanin at this target Cmin. Methods: We searched electron...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does the removal of contact precautions for MRSA and VRE infected patients change health care-associated infection rate?: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Update existing meta-analysis to analyze if discontinuation of contact precautions (CPs) for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus (VRE) colonization or infection affects hospital-associated MRSA or VRE infection rates. We conducted a systematic review of 17 studies evaluating discontinuation of CPs for MRSA and VRE. Random-effects and fixed-effects models were used to determine the pooled risk ratios (RR) of preincidence hospital-associated infection rate to postincidence rate. Subgroup analysis was used to assess sources of heterogeneity. No significant difference betwee...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vancomycin Area Under the Curve-Guided Dosing and Monitoring for Adult and Pediatric Patients With Suspected or Documented Serious Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Infections: Putting the Safety of Our Patients First
The revised vancomycin consensus guidelines recommended area under the curve (AUC)-guided dosing/monitoring for patients with serious invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections as a measure to minimize vancomycin-associated acute kidney injury (VA-AKI) while maintaining similar effectiveness. Data indicate that the intensity of vancomycin exposure drives VA-AKI risk. Troughs of 15-20 mg/L will ensure an AUC ≥400 mg × hr/L but most patients will have daily AUCs>600. VA-AKI increases as a function of AUC, especially when>600. In addition to minimizing VA-AKI risk while maintaining s...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MRSA Transmission in Intensive Care Units: Genomic Analysis of Patients, Their Environments, and Healthcare Workers
Background Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) —and now USA300 MRSA—is a significant intensive care unit (ICU) pathogen; healthcare worker (HCW) contamination may lead to patient cross-transmission. Methods From September 2015 to February 2016, to study the spread of MRSA, we enrolled HCWs in 4 adult ICUs caring for patients on MRSA contact precautions. Samples were collected from patient body sites and high-touch surfaces in patient rooms. HCW hands, gloves, and personal protective equipment were sampled pre/post-patient encounter. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) was used to compare isolates from ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effect of ablution on Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) nasal colonisation in healthcare workers
Healthcare workers (HCWs) with MRSA nasal colonisation pose a serious threat of passing on the infection to patients. A cross sectional study was designed to investigate the effect of ablution on MRSA nasal colonisation and was conducted at the Department of Pathology, King Edward Medical University. A total of 220 nasal swab samples, 110 from ablution performing HCWs and 110 from non-ablution performing HCWs were processed for the identification of Staphylococcus aureus and sensitivity testing for Cefoxitin. In the ablution performing group, 11(10%) HCW were harbouring Staphylococcus aureus in their nose, while in non-abl...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evaluation of the timing of MRSA PCR nasal screening: How long can a negative assay be used to rule out MRSA-positive respiratory cultures? "
Conclusion We report high NPVs for up to 2 weeks between specimen collections, which allows clinicians to use a negative MRSA PCR nasal screen assay to rule out MRSA pneumonia, potentially leading to decreased exposure to MRSA-active antibiotics. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - June 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Urbanization drives antibiotic resistance on microplastics in Chinese river
(American Chemical Society) Microplastic pollution of waterways has become a huge concern, with the tiny pieces of plastic entering food webs and potentially having harmful effects on animals and people. In addition, microplastics can act as breeding grounds for antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Now, researchers reporting in Environmental Science& Technology have analyzed antibiotic-resistance genes (ARGs) on five types of microplastics at different locations along the Beilun River in China, finding much higher abundances in urban than rural regions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 16, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

More research funding needed to avoid drug-resistant pandemic, warns report
Smaller firms are developing most antibiotics targeting superbugs but often at risk of bankruptcySmall drugmakers and biotech firms that are developing the bulk of new antibiotics need far more financial support, according to a new report, which warned that without these life-saving medicines there could be a pandemic of drug-resistant infections, worse than Covid-19.The Access to Medicine Foundation, an Amsterdam-based non-profit group, said small and medium-sized firms, which account for three-quarters of all late-stage antibiotics in development, struggle to secure enough funding and are often at risk of bankruptcy, pot...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 10, 2021 Category: Science Authors: Julia Kollewe Tags: Pharmaceuticals industry Infectious diseases Antibiotics MRSA and superbugs Drugs Medical research Microbiology Business Society Coronavirus Health Science Source Type: news

New defence against superbugs
(Flinders University) For the first time, Australian scientists have confirmed a link between the role of regular fish oil to break down the ability of 'superbugs' to become resistant to antibiotics. The discovery, led by Flinders University and just published in international journal mBio, found that the antimicrobial powers of fish oil fatty acids could prove a simple and safe dietary supplement for people to take with antibiotics to make their fight against infection more effective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 9, 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

Fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria has a glowing new weapon
(University of Texas at Austin) In the perpetual arms races between bacteria and human-made antibiotics, there is a new tool to give human medicine the edge, in part by revealing bacterial weaknesses and potentially by leading to more targeted or new treatments for bacterial infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 27, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How antibiotic-filled poop helps 'bessbug' beetles stay healthy
(University of California - Berkeley) Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have discovered that the frass of the horned passalus beetle is teeming with antibiotic and antifungal chemicals similar to the ones that humans use to ward off bacterial and fungal infections. Understanding the symbiotic relationship between bessbug beetles, actinomycetes and their antimicrobial compounds could help speed the search for new antibiotic drugs, and help doctors create better strategies for preventing the rise of antibiotic-resistant infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 26, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Antibiotics for Covid cases worsen India ’s superbug crisis
Doctors battling to save lives amid a dearth of effective treatments are turning to the medicines they have on hand — often antibiotics that aren’t used in other countries for Covid-19. What’s more, the chaos of overrun hospitals means staff can’t always take precautions to ensure infections don’t spread from one patient to the next. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - May 26, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Susceptibility to chlorhexidine and mupirocin among methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clinical isolates from a teaching hospital, Revista do Instituto de Medicina Tropical de Sao Paulo
Despite the widespread use of chlorhexidine (CHX) to prevent infection, data regarding the in vitro action of CHX against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are limited. Clinical isolates from Hospital das Clinicas, Sao Paulo, Brazil, identified during 2002/2003 and 2012/2013 were studied to describe the susceptibility to CHX and mupirocin, molecular characteristics, and virulence profile of MRSA. Susceptibility test to Mupirocin was performed by the disk diffusion method and to CHX by the agar dilution technique. PCR for virulence genes, mecA gene and Staphylococcal Cassette Chromosome mec (SCCmec) types w...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daptomycin Plus Fosfomycin Versus Daptomycin Alone for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Bacteremia and Endocarditis: A Randomized Clinical Trial, Clinical Infectious Diseases
Conclusions Daptomycin plus fosfomycin provided 12% higher rate of treatment success than daptomycin alone, but this difference did not reach statistical significance. This antibiotic combination preven ted microbiological failure and complicated bacteremia, but it was more often associated with adverse events. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - May 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New material to treat wounds can protect against resistant bacteria
(Chalmers University of Technology) Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a new material that prevents infections in wounds - a specially designed hydrogel, that works against all types of bacteria, including antibiotic-resistant ones. The new material offers great hope for combating a growing global problem. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Researchers find target to fight antibiotic resistance
(University of Georgia) New research from the University of Georgia suggests a component of bacteria's cell walls may hold the key to crushing the antibiotic-resistant microbes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 11, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

How to get big pharma to launch a war on superbugs
Antibiotic resistance, experts said, was escalating to the point where routine and once highly treatable infections might soon become unresponsive to medicine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Molecular tweezers that attack antibiotic resistant bacteria developed by Ben-Gurion U.
(Americans for Ben-Gurion University) Prof. Jelinek, who is also BGUs vice president of Research& Development and a member of the Ilse Katz Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology explained, " The tweezers are just like your home tweezers but a million times smaller, and instead of plucking hairs they attack fibers of the bacteria's biofilm. " By doing that they break the biofilm, making it more vulnerable to human immune defenses and external substances that are used against bacteria like antibiotics. " (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 10, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Microneedle patch delivers antibiotics locally in the skin
(Karolinska Institutet) MRSA skin infections are often treated with intravenous injection of antibiotics, which can cause significant side effects and promote the development of resistant bacterial strains. To solve these problems, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden are developing a microneedle patch that delivers antibiotics directly into the affected skin area. New results published in Advanced Materials Technologies show that the microneedle patch effectively reduces MRSA bacteria in the skin. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 10, 2021 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Have Come to the U.S. Will They Work?
“Our Mosquito Project Takes Flight,” reads a baby-blue billboard off US-1 in the Florida Keys, alongside an image of an insect tracing a path in the shape of a heart. Sponsored by the local mosquito control board and U.K.-based biotech firm Oxitec, the ad promotes a contentious plan to release millions of genetically modified Aedes aegypti mosquitoes here to test a new method of bioengineered pest control. It’s the first-ever such experiment in the United States, and one that has turned this chain of sun-soaked island communities into a battleground over scientific truth, government authority, and humanit...
Source: TIME: Health - May 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alejandro de la Garza / Florida Keys, Fl. Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Matt Hancock warns modern medicine may cease to exist without if superbugs are not tackled
Drug-resistant diseases such as MRSA already kill 700,000 people around the world each year - including 800 in Britain. But experts fear this could surge to 10million by 2050 without action. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO sounds alarm on drug-resistant bacteria
Global health body warns none of antibiotics currently being developed are enough to tackle superbugs (Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare)
Source: FT.com - Drugs and Healthcare - April 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

MRSA Colonization Linked to Increased Mortality Risk in Adults
WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2021 -- Among middle-aged and older community-dwelling adults, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) colonization is associated with increased mortality risk, according to a research letter published in the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Superbug killer: New nanotech destroys bacteria and fungal cells
(RMIT University) A new dual bug killer is one of the thinnest antimicrobial coatings to date.The coating works by tearing bacteria and fungal cells apart, offering a smart solution to the twin global health threats of drug-resistant bacterial and fungal infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 14, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news