Top News: #AntiobioticResistance

Here are the top read news for #antibioticresistance:


superbugsEverything You Need To Know About Superbugs:

Ebola found its way to the United States. Shigella is currently circulating domestically. And these two are neither the first nor last superbugs we’ll hear of. Read more


Drug combinations are used in an attempt to evade resistanceAntibiotic switching ‘evades bacterial resistance’:

Switching between two antibiotics in a well-designed sequence could prove to be a “surprising” new way to combat drug resistance, research suggests. Read more


Shigella is a huge problem around the world. The bacteria infect about 100 million people each year and kill about 600,000.Drug-Resistant Food Poisoning Lands In The U.S.:

This time last year, a painful new virus was knocking on our doorstep. Travelers were bringing chikungunya to the U.S. And eventually, the mosquito-borne virus set up shop in Florida. Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says another nasty pathogen is hitching a ride to the U.S. with travelers: multidrug-resistant Shigella. Read more 


White House announces plan to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria:

The White House announced an aggressive plan Friday to combat antibiotic-resistant bacteria, a mounting problem that causes an estimated 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths every year in the United States. Read more

A herd of longhorn cattle stand as wildfire rages near on September 1, 2011 in Graford, TexasAntibiotic-Resistant Bacteria From Texan Cattle Yards Are Now Airborne, Study Finds:

A new study says the DNA from antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in American cattle yards has become airborne, creating a new pathway by which such bacteria can potentially spread to humans and hinder treatment of life-threatening infections. Read more