Fresh insights into how viruses infect bacteria could provide the basis for a new way to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
The antibiotic-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii bacterium is one of the most globally harmful bacteria that causes nosocomial infections. Researchers at the University of Turku have discovered that the bacterium attaches to plastic medical devices using tiny finger-like structures.
Scientists in Madagascar have for the first time performed DNA sequencing in-country using novel, portable technology to rapidly identify the bacteria responsible for tuberculosis (TB) and its drug resistance profile.
In another study today in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, scientists in Taiwan report the identification of a strain of extensively drug-resistant (XDR), carbapenemase-producing, and hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae.
United Kingdom’s Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Argentine Government to work together against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in the environment.