News & Perspective

Jun 28, 2018

Jun 28, 2018
antibiotic packets

Penicillin-allergic patients may run bigger risk of MRSA, C diff

Patients incorrectly labeled as allergic to penicillin are more likely to receive broad-spectrum antibiotics, a practice that promotes resistance.

Oct 25, 2017

Oct 25, 2017
Surgery

Genomic data may help reveal hidden MRSA outbreaks

The technique could be used to detect outbreaks while they're happening.

Sep 19, 2016

Sep 19, 2016
MRSA bacteria

UK health officials detail progress on AMR strategy

Report finds some encouraging trends in resistance, but also notes increasing consumption of anitbiotics.

Apr 24, 2013

Apr 24, 2013

MRSA dropping in hospitals; elsewhere, not so much

(CIDRAP News) – The latest data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggest that hospitals have cut their incidence of invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in half since 2005, but the decline in community-associated MRSA infections has been far more modest.

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