We are targeting the most relevant pathogen-antibiotic combinations at each collaborating surveillance Unit; analysing pathogen sequence data, basic anonymised patient information, and information about how samples were collected. Understanding the changing profile of antimicrobial resistance enables public health programmes to respond accordingly, locally, regionally and ultimately nationally
The International Global Health & Antimicrobial Resistance Workshop hosted on May 23rd was a huge success with lively discussions between the audience of health professionals and our 26 high-level speakers from various health sectors.
A French team of investigators has determined that national rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) decreased slowly from 2004 through 2016, while rates of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase (ESBL)-positive Escherichia coli and Klebsiella pneumoniae increased markedly, according to a study yesterday in Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control.
The head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) today called for more responsible use of antibiotics in animal health, urging an end to the use of antibiotics for growth promotion.
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.
Researchers at Queen’s University, Belfast, are in the process of creating skin patches that directly and painlessly inject drugs into the bloodstream using thousands of “microneedles”. This could help slow the progress of antibiotic resistance crisis.
A new study by scientists in Sweden indicates that bacteria exposed to small concentrations of antibiotics over time can become highly resistant, a finding the authors say provides an example of how low levels of antibiotics present in many environments may potentially contribute to antibiotic resistance.
A new analysis has found that almost 80% of premature infants are exposed to early antibiotic treatment, with little change in antibiotic exposure over recent years.