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Drug-resistant superbug spreading in hospitals: study

Paris - A superbug resistant to all known antibiotics that can cause "severe" infections or even death is spreading undetected through hospital wards across the world, scientists in Australia warned on Monday.

Cases of superbug Clostridium difficile increase

The most troubling cases of C. difficile infection, termed multiple recurring C. difficile infections (mrCDI), are becoming more common, according to a new university research study.

U.S. woman dies of 'superbug' infection no antibiotic could treat

Instead of teetering on the edge of a cliff when it comes to the growing number of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, we have now fallen off that cliff. A Nevada woman has died of a "superbug" resistant to all known antibiotics.

Deadly MRSA superbug now found in British pork

New checks have revealed that pork products made in the UK are infected with the MRSA superbug. The discovery confirms that the deadly bacteria is now present in the human food chain and is spreading from country to country.

Studies find 'superbug' in Rio's sewage-filled Olympic venues

Rio De Janeiro - Scientists have found a dangerous drug-resistant bacteria in some of Rio de Janeiro's top beaches and in a lagoon where rowing and canoe events will take place during the Olympic Games.

Superbug resistant to 'antibiotic of last resort' has hit U.S.

It was bound to happen, and sure enough, researchers in the U.S. have found a person with an infection caused by a bacterial pathogen resistant to an "antibiotic of last resort."

Superbug known as the 'Phantom Menace' on the rise in U.S.

According to a report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday, a dangerous superbug, dubbed the "phantom menace" is on the rise in the United States.

U.S. has a really bad case of the Avian flu, and it's not good

State and federal officials have been struggling to find a safe way to dispose of the nearly 21 million birds infected with the H5N2 avian flu virus or destroyed to contain the disease.

Old Anglo-Saxon remedy kills hospital super-bug MRSA

Astonishingly, a remedy called "Bard's eyesalve" found in a 10th century Anglo-Saxon manuscript is creating quite a stir in modern day medical circles. The remedy can actually kill Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

FDA taking the heat for duodenoscope sold without approval

Los Angeles - Doctors and Congress are now demanding to know why the Food and Drug Administration, the agency mandated with protecting the health of the American public, failed to address a critical flaw in a medical instrument that has caused deaths and illness.

Sixteen people die due to hospital 'superbug'

Manchester - Sixteen people have died in the Manchester area over the past four years from a highly resistant "superbug" that has spread across North West England.

Illinois hospital triggers superbug outbreak

An investigation into a pathogenic outbreak in Chicago has been traced to a single hospital. The hospital was at the epicenter of an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

'Nightmare bacteria' has health officials on edge

Chicago - In 2013, the CDC issued a report on the catastrophic consequences of ignoring the threat from the growing number of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections. These infections kill an estimated 23,000 Americans every year.

New sex-superbug may be worse than AIDS

A new, so-called “sex superbug” is causing concern among the medical community after two new cases have reportedly been found in Hawaii.

Virulent super-bug returns to Maryland hospital

A virulent bacterium, untreatable by most antibiotics, has killed a seventh person at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Maryland.

Chicken superbug linked to E. coli bladder infection in women

A study says more than 8 million women are at risk of developing difficult to treat, painful, long-lasting bladder infections because they handle and eat chicken carrying E. coli resistant to antibiotic treatment.

Monsanto's Bt corn — breeding superbugs & harming human health

Monsanto's genetically modified Bt corn is having its roots munched by super-rootworms and other superbugs, putting corn crops at risk, and yet more evidence is found of the dangers to human health.

New strain of gonorrhea emerges as superbug

Gonorrhea used to be a fairly easy to treat sexually transmitted disease involving a single shot of penicillin. The disease evolved in time requiring other drugs to be used, but the drugs were plentiful. A new strain could change that.

Bacterium outbreak kills 16 in Niagara area

Niagara - The Niagara region of Ontario has been the center of an outbreak of C difficile, which has claimed the lives of 16 people. Seventy-eight confirmed cases have been be reported at three different hospital in the Niagara area.

Op-Ed: Emergence of a new antibiotic resistant superbug, NDM-1

Emergence of the superbug New Delhi metallo-β-lactamase (NDM-1) has raised a lot of discussion on global public health in general and antibiotic usage in particular.

Super-bug NDM-1 keeps spreading yet without new fatalities

The latest additions to the list of countries where the drug-resistant NDM-1 gene has been found are Japan and the United States, with many more countries now reportedly on active watch for what is popularly called a super-bug.

Superbug, Clostridium Difficile, Becoming New Health Threat

In hospitals around the country, a new threat is lurking. Clostridium Difficile or C. Diff isn't a household name but is growing into a new epidemic needing to be dealt with. The bacterium is becoming resistant to antibiotics and disinfectants.

Superbug Infections Are Increasing In Children

More children are coming down with the superbug MRSA, according to United States researchers. What used to be simple head and neck infections in children are becoming increasingly more dangerous.

Report: New drug-resistant superbug responsible for many deaths in U.S, Canada

Various studies say that a new intestinal super bug which is resistant to most of the antibiotics is spreading fast across U.S and Canada causing many deaths.

Superbug Genome Sequenced

The genome of a newly-emerging superbug, commonly known as Steno, has just been sequenced. The results reveal an organism with a remarkable capacity for drug resistance.

Superbug Is Increasing Among Vancouver IV Drug Users

A superbug, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has a hold of injection drug users in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and it is worrying health researchers. The staph bacteria has the potential to be fatal.

Streptococcus pneumoniae 19A Found At Sick Kids

The superbug Streptococcus pneumoniae 19A that causes ear infections has lead to a child having meningitis at Toronto's Sick Kids Hospital. The antibiotic-resistant bacteria is not part of what is covered in the vaccine called Prevnar.

Alberta hospital closes doors over superbug spread

St. Joseph's General Hospital in Vegreville has been ordered to stop taking new patients due to the sterilization problem and the spread of a potent super bug.

Do Germs Communicate?

Scientists are looking very seriously at the possibility that germs communicate and the next generation of germ fighting drugs may be developed with the aim of breaking down this communication.

Scientists unravel superbug that kills in 24 hours

Scientists have now unlocked the secrets of a superbug that attacks healthy young people can kill within 24 hours. The disease, PVL-MRSA, has been highly resistant to current antibiotic treatments.
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Scientists fear new superbugs could erase nearly a century of antibiotic protection against killer d...
Scientists fear new superbugs could erase nearly a century of antibiotic protection against killer diseases
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A photograph of a flexible endoscope used to look at the inside of the gastrointestinal tract.
A photograph of a flexible endoscope used to look at the inside of the gastrointestinal tract.
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An extra membrane camouflages Gram-negative bacteria from drugs and the immune system. This is a scnning electron micrograph image of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
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File photo of soap and water
Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon  the venue for rowing and canoeing  is polluted with raw sewage.
Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon, the venue for rowing and canoeing, is polluted with raw sewage.
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