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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.
Canadian Health Agency Releases 2016 Report on Antibiotic-resistant Bacteria
When the colistin-resistant gene, mcr-1, was first found in China in 2015, health officials around the world knew that the gene would inevitably appear in their countries. It has since been detected in other parts of Asia, Europe, and North America, including Canada, which just released a 2016 report from their Canadian Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance System.
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.
FDA Issues New Ruling on Antibacterial Soaps
In a new ruling, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has declared that companies selling over-the-counter antiseptic washes will no longer be allowed to market their products as such due to doubts over these products’ safety and effectiveness.
Fighting MRSA Cells with Salt
New research from the Imperial College of London now offers a promising novel approach in the fight against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), and their findings are decidedly salty.
Probiotics Could Offer Important Line of Defense Against Drug-resistant Bacteria
As the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria leads to higher rates of life-threatening infections from pathogens such Clostridium difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), researchers are increasingly looking to probiotic treatment as an important part of fighting infections.
Maggot Debridement Therapy as an Alternate Treatment for MRSA Skin Infections
Wound care is challenging in today’s era of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, but healthcare practitioners treating infectious wounds have some tiny allies.
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.