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Multi-state <em>E. coli</em> O157:H7 Outbreak Linked to Beef in Massachusetts
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a multi-state outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7.
Antimicrobial Resistance Study Finds No <i>mcr-1</i> Gene Presence in France
When researchers recently discovered a strain of Escherichia coli resistant to the final resort antibiotics colistin and carbapenem in the United States, it marked an increasing pattern of pan–drug-resistant bacteria appearing worldwide. A new report from France, though, may indicate that identifying and isolating these deadly superbug strains may help us control their spread.
World Leaders Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance at UN General Assembly Meeting
On September 21, 2016, delegates at the 71st meeting of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly gathered to discuss the shared danger of antimicrobial resistance, signaling the global scale of this urgent public health crisis while pledging to collectively tackle the problem of superbugs.
New Annual Report on Antimicrobial Resistance Released by UK Health Officials
Health officials around the world agree that our one of the best steps to reducing the problem of antimicrobial resistance is scaling back on unnecessary overprescribing of these medications. As doctors in many countries work to implement these efforts, a new report out of the United Kingdom shows some progress in the fight against drug-resistant “superbugs,” along with plenty of work to still be done.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Releases Action Plan on Antimicrobial Resistance
As health experts around the world take on the problem of antimicrobial resistance and overuse of antibiotics in humans as a prime cause, world leaders are reminding us of another contributor to this global health issue: our farming system.
Rutgers & Columbia Researchers Discover New Strain of Multi-drug Resistant <em>E. coli</em>
A team of scientists from Rutgers University and Columbia University recently discovered a new strain of Escherichia coli (E. coli) believed to be the first in the United States with resistance to two kinds of antibiotics considered to be last resort weapons to prevent dangerous infections.
<em>E. coli</em> with Antibiotic-resistant <em>mcr-1</em> Gene Found in Connecticut Child
The CDC recently announced that their investigators have identified a strain of Escherichia coli with the colistin-resistance gene mcr-1 in a Connecticut child, in what is now the fourth patient in the United States to test positive for an isolate with mcr-1.
Veterans Health Administration Cuts Healthcare Associated Blood Infections with Preventive Initiative
Nearly a decade ago, 130 Veterans Health Administration facilities around the country introduced their methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Preventive Initiative to reduce transmission of the “superbug” in their hospitals and health centers.
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