The Wellcome Trust has released a set of recommendations from a pilot project to make human antimicrobial resistance (AMR) data generated and collected by the pharmaceutical industry publicly accessible.
Nearly one million people die every year from bacterial infections that cannot be treated with common antibiotics. This is frightening because right now we don’t have any alternatives to these antibiotics. Antibiotic resistance occurs when bacteria change in a way that prevents the antibiotic from working. Changes in bacteria, known as resistance mechanisms, come in different forms and […]
Study has uncovered the previously unrecognized international spread of a near pan-drug-resistant opportunistic pathogen, identifiable by a rifampicin-resistant phenotype.
A new study by a team of international infectious disease researchers suggests that antibiotic consumption is not the biggest factor driving the global spread of antimicrobial resistance.
Residents of long-term care facilities for the elderly had more than double the rate of E. coli and Klebsiella urinary tract infection and more than four times the rate of E. coli and Klebsiella urinary tract infection caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria compared with those living in the community.