Superbug Outbreak at LA Hospital

'Superbug' outbreak raises questions about medical scope By ALICIA CHANG Feb. 19, 2015 11:08 PM EST The Associated Press story suggests that, "the infections may have been transmitted through two contaminated endoscopes that were used to diagnose and treat pancreatic and bile-duct problems. The instruments were found to have "embedded" [...]

March 4th, 2015|Categories: Antibiotic resistance, CRE|

WHO report indicates drug-resistant superbugs’ ‘devastating’ implications are a reality

via RT.comStory:"The implications will be devastating", warns Keiji Fukuda, the WHO's assistant director-general for health security. The now very real threat of potentially disastrous implications of drug-resistant superbugs, as outlined in a new report recently released by the WHO, is what Fukuda is referring to. [...]

May 16th, 2014|Categories: Antibiotic resistance, CRE, MRSA|Tags: , , , |

In Ranking of Superbugs, Klebsiella Takes the Lead

Story by: by Karen Blum, Pharmacy Practice News Hospital pharmacists face several challenges in helping manage antibiotic-resistant, gram-negative superbugs that produce carbapenemases. One of the most worrisome is carba- penemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC). A report in the March issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (2013;34:259-268) found that the proportion ofK. pneumoniae cases resistant to carbapenems [...]

B.C. hospitals on watch for new CRE superbugs

The Centre for Disease Control in the U.S. has warned Canadian health authorities about the increase of Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), a deadly class of superbugs that are resistant to all known antibiotics. Read the full story at CBC:

March 20th, 2013|Categories: Antibiotic resistance, CRE|Tags: |