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Drug-Resistant Strain of Gonorrhea Spreads to North America
According to a recent dispatch from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a drug-resistant strain of Neisseria gonorrhoeae was found in Canada this year.
<em>E. Coli</em> Bacteria Produce Toxic Protein to Ward Off Other Bacteria
In a new study, researchers have learned more about a toxin produced by an E. coli strain to communicate with neighboring bacteria.
Swabbing Our Way to a Solution for Antibiotic Resistance—Part 2
What microbial growth was found after Contagion® writer, Saskia Popescu swabbed & sent her samples?
Tuberculosis Susceptibility Has Genetic Basis
Researchers are gaining a greater understanding of the role that human genetics plays in determining who contracts tuberculosis as well as how severely it impacts its victims.
Study Finds Administering Colistin with Minocycline Reduces Colistin-Induced Acute Renal Failure
A recent study seeks to determine if the combination of minocycline with colistin could decrease the incidence of acute renal failure in those treated.
Are China's Rural Clinics Doing Enough to Fight TB?
A new study suggests that village clinics are not properly dealing with the ongoing problem of tuberculosis in rural China.
Is Greater BSA Use for Sepsis, Bacteremia Affecting HO-CDIs?
An examination of broad-spectrum antibiotic use in this patient population is essential for developing strategies to mitigate the risk of these infections.
FDA Releases NARMS Report on Food-borne Antimicrobial Resistance
While a new FDA report shows antibiotic resistance remains low among many food-borne bacteria, some pathogens are increasingly showing multidrug resistance.