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Death by superbug

Antimicrobial resistance is a natural defence system that microorganisms like bacteria, fungi, viruses and parasites develop in order to counteract the action of antimicrobial drugs. The occurrence of this extremely dangerous phenomenon has significantly increased in the last decade, making several drugs often useless, while infections once considered easily curable, can now be lethal. 821 more words

Biology

Manuka honey fights superbug

I’ve always had a big thumbs up for manuka honey, as it’s been used for centuries to treat wounds, but now it may also be the ultimate weapon against drug resistant bacteria, research is telling us. 85 more words

First Reported 'SuperBug' Case In California Found In L.A. County Resident

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced Tuesday that the first reported case of the “superbug” in California has been found in a county resident. 242 more words

News

A Superbug That Resisted 26 Antibiotics

This illustration depicts Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria, which can cause different types of infections, including pneumonia, bloodstream infections and meningitis.

CDC

“People keep asking me, how close are we to going off the cliff,” says… 835 more words

Daily News

Drug-resistant superbug may be more widespread than previously known

One family of superbugs, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, may be spreading more widely than previously thought, according to a study published Monday (PDF) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 1,445 more words

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Drug-Resistant Superbug May Be More Widespread Than Previously Thought, Study Says

One family of superbugs, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, may be spreading more widely than previously thought, according to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 1,467 more words

Nation/World

Superbugs

A Nevada woman dies of a superbug resistant to every available antibiotic in the US

By Helen Branswell

The case involved a woman who had spent considerable time in India, where multi-drug-resistant bacteria are more common than they are in the US.

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