August 26th 2021
Rare cases of health care–associated meningitis and ventriculitis in adults caused by Candida species are associated with recent bacterial meningitis and broad-spectrum antibiotic use.
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November 26th 2019
Combination of Antibiotics Could Counteract Resistance in E coli, Study SuggestsMarch 4th 2019
Investigators in Denmark showed that a cocktail of common antibiotics could fight resistant E coli and treat urinary tract infections after determining that resistance toward 1 drug leads to sensitivity to another.
Romaine Lettuce E coli Outbreak Strain Found in Water Reservoir of Santa Barbara FarmDecember 14th 2018
The CDC and FDA announced today that a positive sample of the romaine lettuce outbreak strain was found in the sediment of an irrigation system at Adam Bros. Farms in Santa Barbara, California.
New Alternative to Injectable Antibiotics May be Key to Treating Neonatal SepsisOctober 26th 2018
Building on decades-old research, scientists in France say they’ve developed an effective rectal delivery formulation of an antibiotic used to save infants with life-threatening neonatal sepsis.
Combinations of Up To 5 Antibiotics May Work Against Resistant E ColiSeptember 6th 2018
The conventional approach to fighting resistant E coli infections typically involves the use of no more than 2 antibiotics; however, combining as many as 5 may be the trick to fighting these infections.
E coli Outbreak Linked with Romaine Lettuce Teaches Important Lesson in Food SafetyJuly 10th 2018
Although questions remain pertaining to the E. coli outbreak linked with romaine lettuce, scientific advances led to several breakthroughs that would not have been possible just a few years ago.
Top 5 Key Takeaways from ASM Microbe 2018June 21st 2018
The American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM) annual meeting, held June 7-11, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia, featured results of numerous studies on and advancements being made in infectious diseases. Here are 5 key takeaways from the meeting.