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California Patient Dies with Superbug Infection
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has recently reported that, last year, a local resident was found to have an antibiotic-resistant strain of Escherichia coli with the colistin resistance gene, MCR-1.
Experts Explore CDC’s “Winnable Battles” in Infectious Disease with <i>Contagion</i>
Seeking to improve the nation’s health and safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been targeting several high-burden issues in which it could make the greatest impact, and three such issues are infectious diseases.
How Do Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria Survive Antibiotics Without Resistance Genes?
A new study from University of Copenhagen researchers explains how some multidrug-resistant bacteria are able to survive lethal doses of antibiotics through a hibernation-like defense mechanism.
Drug-resistant <i>E. coli</i> Found in Nearly Two-thirds of UK Chicken Samples
Public Health England and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs researchers in the United Kingdom found drug-resistant E. coli in a large number of chicken samples, while much lower rates of contamination were observed in beef and pork samples.
EuSCAPE: Survey on Carbapenemase-producing <i>Enterobacteriaceae</i> in Europe
A recent study lead by researchers from the University of Freiburg analyzed the occurrence of carbapenemase-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae and Escherichia coli in European hospitals.
Are Sprouts Making Us Sick?
A recent presentation by US Food and Drug Administration representatives explained why contaminated sprouts continue to be the cause of many food-borne illnesses.
A Sweet Solution to Removing <i>E. coli</i> From Drinking Water
York’s Lassonde School’s Micro and Nano-scale Transport (MNT) Lab researchers have discovered “DipTreat,” a water treatment device capable of detecting and removing E. coli from drinking water.
Researchers Discover New Ways Plasmids Work to Make Bacteria More Resistant
European researchers have found that bacterial DNA molecules called plasmids are driving the evolution of antibiotic resistance in ways previously unknown.
Influenza A (H3N2) has caused most of the illnesses in this severe flu season, but influenza B is becoming increasingly responsible for more infections as the flu season continues to hit the United States.