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
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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
This illustration depicts Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria, which can cause different types of infections, including pneumonia, bloodstream infections and meningitis.
“People keep asking me, how close are we to going off the cliff,” says… 835 more words
By Helen Branswell
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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.