Antibiotic resistance

Cause of antibiotic resistance identified

Scientists have confirmed for the first time that bacteria can change form to avoid being detected by antibiotics in the human body. Date: Set 26, 2019 Source: Phys.org Author: Newcastle University Excerpt: The research by the Errington lab which turns on its head current thinking about the bacteria's ability [...]

October 4th, 2019|Categories: Antibiotic resistance|

Alarm as antimicrobial resistance surges among chickens, pigs and cattle

Drug-resistant bacteria are gaining a stronghold in developing countries where meat production has soared. Date: Sep 20, 2019 Source: Nature - International journal of science Author: (if applicable) Excerpt: "Their results also indicate that the four types of antimicrobial drug most commonly used in farm animals to help them [...]

Bacteria developing new ways to resist antibiotics, doctors warn

Scientists in UK identify growing trend that threatens to leave patients untreatable Date: Sep 11, 2019 Source: The Guardian Author: Denis Campbell Health policy editor Excerpt: "Bacteria are increasingly developing ways of resisting antibiotics, threatening a future in which patients could become untreatable, doctors have warned. Over the last decade [...]

September 12th, 2019|Categories: Antibiotic resistance|

Skin shedding may contribute to spread of C. auris

Pathogenic yeast's mechanisms of transmission may be via skin. Date: June 23, 2019 Source: Healio Infectious Disease News Excerpt: "Patients colonized with Candida auris carry a high burden of the emerging and often multidrug-resistant fungal pathogen on their skin, suggesting that the natural process of skin shedding among these [...]

June 26th, 2019|Categories: Antibiotic resistance|Tags: |

AMR Fungus Spanning the Globe in a Climate of Secrecy

The rise of Candida Auris embodies a serious and growing public health threat: drug-resistant germs. Date: April 6, 2019 Source: The New York Times Author: Matt Richtel and Andrew Jacobs Excerpt: "The man at Mount Sinai died after 90 days in the hospital, but C. auris did not. Tests showed it [...]

Colistin resistance found in China

In the news this week is the story that an antibiotic of last resort for curing otherwise drug-resistant superbug infections has succumbed to a resistant bacterial strain in China. The unfortunate discovery has led to a widespread call by scientists for urgent restrictions on the use of the class of anti-biotics [...]

November 19th, 2015|Categories: Antibiotic resistance|Tags: , |