Antimicrobial general reference

Antimicrobial resistance is rising drastically: study

Regions associated with high rates of antimicrobial resistance in animals are northeast China, northeast India, southern Brazil, Iran and Turkey. Date: September 19, 2019 Source: Author: (if applicable) Excerpt: "The team of researchers led by Thomas Van Boeckel, SNF Assistant Professor of Health Geography and Policy at ETH Zurich, [...]

September 30th, 2019|Categories: Antimicrobial general reference|

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 [...]

Global Antimicrobial Coating Market Will Grow To USD 5.0 Billion by 2020

Times of Kabul is reporting that "Zion Research has published a new report titled “Antimicrobial Coatings (Antimicrobial Powder Coatings and Surface Modification & Coatings) Market for Indoor air quality, Mold remediation, Medical/healthcare, Antimicrobial textiles, Construction, Food and Other Application – Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis and Forecast, 2014 – 2020” [...]

July 19th, 2016|Categories: Antimicrobial general reference|

McDonalds to phase out chicken with antibiotics

In perhaps what is one of the boldest steps taken by a major American company yet in the fight against superbugs, or antibiotic-resistant bacteria, McDonalds restaurant has announced they will stop purchasing chicken raised with the use of antibiotics. According to this Reuters story published March 4th, 2015, "The world's [...]

March 4th, 2015|Categories: Antimicrobial general reference|

Klebsiella Now Reigning Superbug

by Karen Blum, May 2013 Via: {click for full story} Hospital pharmacists face several challenges in helping manage antibiotic-resistant, gram-negative superbugs that produce carbapenemases. One of the most worrisome is carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC). A report in the March issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (2013;34:259-268) found that the proportion of K. pneumoniae cases resistant to [...]

Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) measure to be part of EU Parliament’s agricultural reform

The European Parliament voted on its plenary session on 13 March on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). As part of this vote, an amendment concerning Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) was offered and adopted as part of the Parliament’s position for the second reading procedure. The adopted amendment 193 [...]