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Nov 16, 2017

Nov 16, 2017
Bacteriophages

To save a life, doctors turn to bacteria-killing viruses

Scientists can't be sure phage therapy saved a man's life, but it holds much promise in treating dangerous superbugs.

Nov 15, 2017

Nov 15, 2017
Hospital hand washing

WHO offers guidance on carbapenem-resistant bacteria

The first-ever global guidelines aim to prevent 3 types of superbugs in healthcare settings.

Nov 15, 2017
Bacterial culture in petri dish

Latest European data show increasing antibiotic resistance

The report shows increasing trends in several bacteria, most notably in rates of combined resistance for E coli.

Nov 13, 2017

Nov 13, 2017
MRSA

Canada reports rising MRSA, VRE but drop in antibiotic use

The report shows a first-time drop in medically important antibiotic use in animals.

Nov 07, 2017

Nov 07, 2017
Veterinarian administering drugs to pigs

WHO calls for an end to antibiotic use in healthy animals

The WHO calls for an overall reduction in the use of antibiotics in food animals.

Nov 06, 2017

Nov 06, 2017
Examining chest x-ray

Antibiotic course often too long in pneumonia patients

More than two thirds of adult hospital patients are on the drugs longer than needed.

Nov 03, 2017

Nov 03, 2017
Child pneumonia patient

Study: Azithromycin overprescribed for kids' pneumonia

Using just 1 drug instead of 2 could go a long way in curbing azithromycin use.

Nov 02, 2017

Nov 02, 2017
Klebsiella

Reports say highly virulent Klebsiella strains emerged 4 years ago

The MDR strains emerged earlier and are more widespread than thought.

Oct 31, 2017

Oct 31, 2017
White chickens

Report: Veterinary antibiotic sales, use in UK falling

Antibiotic use in food-producing animals fell by 27% from 2014 to 2016.

Oct 30, 2017

Oct 30, 2017
TB therapy

Despite progress, WHO paints 'grim' picture of global TB

2016 saw 10.4 million TB cases and 1.7 million deaths, with 490,000 multidrug-resistant cases.

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