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Deadly fungal infection cases on the rise in latest CDC update

The number of cases of the hospital-acquired fungal infection caused by Candida Auris is growing, according to health officials. The majority of the cases seem to be centered in New York.

'Super gonorrhea' becoming huge concern as its spreads in UK

London - A sexually transmitted disease that is resistant to most antibiotics has health authorities in the United Kingdom very concerned. Multi-drug resistant gonorrhea is on the verge of becoming virtually untreatable, and it is sweeping across the country.

Hospital shower hoses harbor potentially harmful bacteria

Atlanta - A study published on Friday describes the microbial communities living in shower hoses at a major metropolitan hospital in the U.S.

Gonorrhoea set to become 'untreatable'

Leeds - Gonorrhoea could become the first bacterial disease to shift from "once treatable" to "untreatable," in the U.K., the nation's most senior medical officer has warned. This follows a highly resistant strain being detected in the northeast of England.

FDA says farmers are still using medically important antibiotics

The Food and Drug Administration released its 2013 annual report last week on the sale of medically important antibiotics to meat producers. The report shows that sales increased three percent in 2013, and 20 percent between 2009 and 2013.

California senate pushes bill to curb antibiotics in farm animals

Sacramento - The California State Senate has advanced a bill to restrict the use of antibiotics in farm animals. Farmers have been using antibiotics for growth enhancement, but now the bill will demand that the drugs be sold by prescription for medical reasons only.

'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.
 

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This illustration depicts a Gram-stain of a urethral exudate showing typical intracellular gram-nega...
This illustration depicts a Gram-stain of a urethral exudate showing typical intracellular gram-negative diplococci, and pleomorphic extracellular gram-negative organisms, which is diagnostic for gonococcal urethritis.
CDC/ Dr. Norman Jacobs
According to the CDC  more than 9 000 healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are caused by CRE each...
According to the CDC, more than 9,000 healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are caused by CRE each year.
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