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Method to track infections in pigs

The latest genetic sequencing technologies have been utilized to develop new methods to identify genes which are important for the survival of bacterial infections in pigs. This is seen as an important step for reducing infection in livestock.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Two new antibiotics developed

Reversing the long period where no new antibiotics have been developed, two new drugs could be available within a matter of months.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

One in 25 patients infected in U.S. hospitals

New federal data has revealed that one in 25 U.S. hospital patients has caught an infection while residing in the hospital.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

MRSA no longer just a hospital disease

In recent years the stealth-like bacteria MRSA, sometimes simply called “staph,” has expanded from people to animals: ranging from pigs and other farm animals to family pets.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

MRSA dominates with the help of skin bacteria

There could be an explanation for how the most common strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) rapidly rose to prominence. MRSA is a common cause of hospital acquired infections.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

MRSA survives by stealing genes of other bacteria

A common and pathogenic strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) survives by stealing genetic information from other bacteria.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

How staph infection attacks the immune system

Scientists have discovered how the staph pathogen — S. aureus — has the ability to hijack a primary human immune defense mechanism and use it to destroy white blood cells.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

A new MRSA treatment in development

A novel approach to treat and eliminate methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been proposed by a research team.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

NFL and MRSA infections, curse of the locker room?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Johnthan Banks has been sidelined with an MRSA infection. He isn't the first player this season to contract the 'locker room' infection.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Pig-manure fertilizer linked to human MRSA infections

People living near pig farms or agricultural fields fertilized with pig manure are more likely to become infected with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria, new research suggests.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 4 comments

Human MRSA originated from cattle

The MRSA strain of bacteria that causes skin and soft tissue infections in humans, and is linked to serious hospital acquired infections, originally came from cattle.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 5 comments

Farm workers carry high numbers of antibiotic resistant bacteria

Farm workers who work on farms where high levels of antibiotics are used in farm animals carry a high proportion of antibiotic resistant bacteria compared with farms that are antibiotic-free.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Diabetic pregnant mothers are at a greater risk from MRSA

Pregnant women with diabetes are more than three times as likely as mothers without diabetes to become infected with MRSA, according to a review of various medical research papers.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Outpatients at risk from antibiotic resistant microbes

A new study indicates that the problems of antibiotic resistant bacteria faced by outpatients may be as similar to the risks faced by hospitalized patients.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Potentially deadly MRSA strain ST398 found in British milk supply

A potentially deadly MRSA strain ST398 has been identified in seven samples of bulk milk from five different farms in England.
In the Media by Sheetal Patel - 2 comments

HIV drug may be effective against MRSA

Researchers have found that a current HIV drug called maraviroc could be a potential therapy for Staphylococcus aureus, a pathogen linked to hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations each year as well as being a common hospital ‘superbug’.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Antibiotic use may aid the spread of MRSA in hospitals

New research suggests that the use of a commonly prescribed antibiotic is likely to be a major contributor to the spread of infection in hospitals by the 'superbug' MRSA.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Review: 'Defeating the Superbugs' Special

One of the major health problems faced by mankind in the 21st Century is the rise of so-called superbugs. This programme tells the viewer what most of us already know.
Digital Journal Report by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

Superbugs in city hospitals moving to suburban hospitals

New evidence indicates that hospital superbugs, like MRSA, more commonly found in big cities are being transferred to smaller community hospitals in the suburbs.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 3 comments

Reduction in ‘superbugs’ in UK hospitals

In 2005 a campaign was launched to reduce the level of so-termed ‘superbugs’ in UK hospitals. The campaign focused upon hand hygiene. A new report indicates that the initiative has been a success.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

Would you like your pork chop with a side of MRSA?

You might think that paying premium prices for organic meat means you're getting the best quality money can buy. But there may be a downside to buying antibiotic- and pesticide-free meats: deadly bacteria.
In the Media by Tucker Cummings

Mom gets banned from McDonald's after battling against bacteria

Chandler - An Arizona mother recently woke up to a hand-delivered letter from an attorney which said it bans her from entering eight McDonald's in three towns in and surrounding the Phoenix area.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

Norway is beating 'Superbugs'

For the past 25 years Norway has been fighting a killer staph infection, similar to most of the world. Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has killed tens of thousands worldwide. The difference is, Norway has been winning the fight with a simple tool.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 6 comments

Cinnamon oil seen as beneficial against hard-to-kill bacteria

With drug- resistant bacterial infections on the rise in hospitals around the world, cinnamon oil is proving to be an effective agent in killing the otherwise hard-to-eliminate species.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 2 comments

Researchers Find Staph Clings To Beach Goers

When you go for a pleasant swim at your local American beach you may be coming out of the water with a killer. There is a 37 percent risk of leaving the beach with a staph bacteria including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 6 comments

Study Finds MRSA in Midwestern Swine, Workers

University of Iowa researchers have conducted a study documenting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in swine and swine workers in the United States.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 1 comment

Superbug Staph Getting Even Harder To Treat

Drug-resistant staph bacteria is getting harder to treat. What once was a simple problem to solve is now causing more serious illnesses than ever before.
In the Media by KJ Mullins - 2 comments

Is Clostridium Difficile the Next MRSA?

C-diff, as Clostridium difficile is better known, is a bacterium that was discovered in 1978 to be the cause of antibiotic-associated diarrhea and colitis.
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 15 comments

Revolutionary Laser Technique Can Destory AIDS Virus

According to the Institute of Physics, Arizona State University has designed a "laser technique which can destroy viruses and bacteria such as AIDS without damaging human cells and may also help reduce the spread of hospital infections such as MRSA."
In the Media by Bob Ewing - 11 comments

Garlic effective against MRSA 'superbug'

A longstanding traditional herb, garlic has proved effective against the killer staph infection MRSA. Researchers at the University of East London have isolated the chemical which gives garlic its characteristic smell, called allicin.
In the Media by Paul Wallis - 16 comments
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