(University of Cambridge 18 June 2015) A survey carried out earlier this year has found the first evidence of the ‘superbug’ bacteria methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in sausages and minced pork obtained from supermarkets in the UK. 30 more words
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Is the “8 day rule” for treatment of healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) appropriate irrespective of etiologic agent?
Not necessarily. In fact, the original study showed more relapses among patients with Pseudomonas aeruginosa nosocomial pneumonia treated for 8 days compared to 15 days, and concluded that the results did not apply to “non-fermenting gram negative bacilli” (1). 86 more words
by Piriya Mahendra Pordes
A survey of pre-packaged fresh meat products has identified two strains of MRSA bacteria in sausage and minced pork.
All 103 meat products analysed in the survey, which included chicken and pork, were available from supermarkets in England. 226 more words