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ASM Microbe 2019

Select coverage from ASM Microbe 2019 is included below:

Skin Microbiome Changes After Ocean Swimming, Raising Risk of Infection
As little as 10 minutes of ocean swimming can replace the skin microbiome, and bacteria can persist on skin for 24 hours after swimming.
3 Drug Combinations Appear Effective Against <i>C auris</i>
Cases of C auris have been reported in 12 states. Investigators believe they’ve found a new way to attack the fungus using combinations of antifungal and antibacterial medications.
Kitchen Sponges Carry Bacteria and the Microbes to Fight Them
Bacteriophages found in kitchen sponges may hold promise for the treatment of antimicrobial-resistant bacterial infections.
Pan-resistant, Currently Untreatable Gram-Negative Infections Come Closer to Home
The global emergence of antimicrobial resistance among gram-negative species is a major public health concern.
Bacteriophage, Disease, and the Microbiome
A symposium at ASM Microbe 2019 considered some specific examples of how bacteriophage shape the microbiome and also zoomed out for a higher-altitude view of the microbiome.
Drugs in the Pipeline for Gram-positive, <i>C difficile</i>, and Non-tuberculosis Mycobacterial Infections
A look at the latest developments in drugs intended to quell gram-positive pathogens, including Clostridioides difficile and non-tuberculosis  mycobacterial infections, as presented at ASM Microbe 2019.
Can Cannabidiol Fight Drug-Resistant Gram-Positive Bacteria?
Australian investigators conducted an assessment to determine if cannabidiol was effective at killing a range of gram-positive bacteria.
Multiple Site Testing for MRSA Carriage Increases Detection by 25%
The research team used single site testing for 1442 (32%) patients with 54 positive (4%) results. Multiple site testing was performed on 3037 (68%) patients and 255 (8%) were positive from at least 1 site tested.
Is there a cure? How long until we find it? And will it work for the majority of people living with HIV?