Entries in Superbug (89)

Friday
May272016

Woman found to harbor infection resistant to antibiotic of last resort

For the first time, doctors have diagnosed an American with an infection that can't be treated with an antibiotic of last resort, an ominous development in the battle against antibiotic resistance, according to a new study.

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Friday
May272016

How to stop superbugs from killing 10 million people a year

Superbugs could kill one person every three seconds by 2050, the equivalent of 10 million people a year, according to the final report last week from the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance, established in 2014 to keep the world from being "cast back into the dark ages of medicine."

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Friday
Dec042015

Rio's Olympic Waters Even Worse Than Expected: Human Fecal Matter, MRSA, Viruses Found

Rio de Janeiro's waterways are even more contaminated than previously thought and there are no efforts being taken to clean them up for next year's Olympics, according to Fox News.

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Tuesday
Nov242015

New York Giants’ Daniel Fells Undergoes 9th Surgery in Battle with MRSA

New York Giants tight end Daniel Fells may be at home and with his family, but his ongoing battle with a MRSA infection that nearly cost him a foot continues. And on Monday, Fells will undergo his ninth overall surgery and his second of November.

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Saturday
Sep192015

How restaurant chains rate on antibiotics in meat supply

A new report and scorecard is sounding the alarm on the use of antibiotics in the meat and poultry served at America's top restaurant chains. The paper, "Chain Reaction," written by several public interest groups, grades the 25 largest fast food and fast casual restaurants in the country on their antibiotic policies and the transparency with which they implement them.

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Tuesday
Sep012015

MRSA infections remain a back-to-school risk

A private Washington school attended for decades by political luminaries and their children is standing out this month for another reason. St. Alban's is one of the latest schools to to be hit by MRSA infections, which are most commonly thought of as affecting elderly hospital patients.

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Sunday
Aug302015

Multiple strain associated with the worst cases of C. difficile infections

No single genetic strain of the widespread Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) bacteria appears to be any more harmful than other strains, according to new research published online today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America.

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Thursday
Aug272015

Superbugs in conventional ground beef

Samples of beef taken from cows raised conventionally were found to contain twice the amount of dangerous superbugs than those taken from sustainably produced beef, according to recent research from Consumer Reports.

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Friday
Aug142015

Gruesome details of Justin Turner's recovery from MRSA infection emerge

Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner is expected back in the lineup soon following a gruesome bout with a dangerous infection.

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Tuesday
Aug042015

School sued after staph infection spreads among wrestlers

Administrators at a Long Island high school are being slammed for not flipping over a sodden wrestling mat for seven sweaty years — a failure that led to a rash of potentially lethal staph infections, according to a new $12 million lawsuit.

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