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Antibiotic Resistance News - Updated Daily

The latest news on action to combat antimicrobial resistance. Human edited from multiple sources

How industrial farming techniques can breed superbugs

As high-density, industrial-scale livestock farms have become fertile breeding grounds for disease, they’ve also become a major source of drug-resistant superbugs. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien and economics correspondent Paul Solman team up to report on how scientists are studying how superbugs can get into the food supply.

Trends in antimicrobial resistance in bloodstream infection isolates at a large urban hospital in Malawi (1998–2016):...

(A) Annual frequency of blood culture sampling, and pathogen and contaminant isolation, plus estimated minimum incidence rates of bloodstream infection. (B) Estimated minimum incidence of pathogens isolated at high frequency (≥300/year). (C) Estimated minimum incidence of Gram-negative pathogens isolated at intermediate frequency (50–299/year). (D) Estimated minimum incidence of Gram-positive pathogens isolated at intermediate frequency (50–299/year). (E) Pathogens isolated at low frequency (<50/year). BSI=bloodstream infections. NTS=non-typhoidal salmonella.

 Plan an antibiotic resistance campaign

The ECDC Campaign Communication Materials for the European Antibiotic Awareness Day aim to support the activity carried out by European national health authorities so as to achieve a comprehensive and consistent communications campaign across Europe with regard to the rational use of antibiotics.

EU report: more evidence on link between antibiotic use and antibiotic resistance

The European Food Safety Authority, the European Medicines Agency and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control are concerned about the impact of use of antibiotics on the increase in antibiotic-resistant bacteria. A new report from the three agencies presents new data on antibiotic consumption and antibiotic resistance and reflects improved surveillance across Europe.

Antibiotics use by India’s poultry farms endangering human lives, says expert

Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, Washington DC and New Delhi, says most of the poultry feed available in the Indian market...

New antibiotic shown to be effective against gonorrhoea superbug

A new class of antibiotic has been found to be effective against Neisseria gonorrhoeae according to researchers from Imperial College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

Rapid Malaria Tests Work, but With Unexpected Drawbacks

Rapid diagnostic tests have greatly improved malaria treatment in the last decade, but they also had some unexpected bad consequences, a large new study has found.

Effective stewardship: less antibiotic use and more hand hygiene

Rossana Rosa (bio below) writes a guest post, reflecting on this recent review and meta-analysis on the effectiveness of antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) programmes... The first reports on the effects of Antimicrobial Stewardship Programmess date back to the mid-90s, and the interest in them has taken off in the past decade. Now, whether you have had…

CDC to invest millions in enhanced antibiotic resistance testing

Funds will help combat resistance, launch a TB surveillance center.

Experts call for staffing norms, funding for antimicrobial stewardship

Only 5 nations have staffing standards, and they vary widely.

New proposal addresses challenging market dynamics for antibiotics

The proposal combines market entry rewards, population-based contracts with insurers.

The Search for New Antibiotics

The discovery of “novel” antibiotics is not keeping pace with the emergence of new superbugs, in large part due to complex scientific and economic challenges that have persisted for decades. Nearly every antibiotic in use today is based on a discovery made more than 30 years ago, and not enough new treatment options are in development, particularly for patients facing increasingly drug-resistant bacterial infections. Meanwhile, superbugs continue to evolve and sooner or later will be able to defeat every antibiotic on the pharmacy shelf.

Antibiotics use by India’s poultry farms endangering human lives, says expert

Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, Washington DC and New Delhi, says most of the poultry feed available in the Indian market...

City doctor at the heart of a global superbug battle | Press and Journal

It sounds like something from a dystopian nightmare: the rise of superbugs causing the death of 10 million people around the world every year by 2050.

We are running out of effective antibiotics fast

Each year, superbugs -- viral bacterial infections resistant to common antibiotics -- infect more than two million Americans, killing at least 38,000. As the list of antibiotic-resistant bacteria grows, so have the extraordinary efforts to prevent the spread of infection from patient to patient. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien and economics correspondent Paul Solman team up for a report.

States get $200 million funding boost to fight infectious diseases

All 50 state health departments and several local health agencies in major metropolitan areas will receive part of the $200 million in funding to fight antibiotic-resistant pathogen threats.

Why so many companies have stopped trying to create new antibiotics

Dr. John Rex discusses the growing concerns around antibacterial resistance and why so many companies have stopped trying to create new drugs.

Angela Merkel and Germany are taking the lead on global health

The G20, under the leadership of Angela Merkel, made global health a major focus. That coincides with a long-term commitment by Germany to global health.

Study casts doubt on empirical antibiotics for CAUTI patients

Early, appropriate antibiotics did not appear to improve patient outcomes.

The global problem of antifungal resistance: prevalence, mechanisms, and management

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Vaccines are part of the solution to the crisis of antibiotic resistance

Wiser use of antibiotics is one solution to the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance. Wider use of vaccines is another.

More colistin-resistance genes identified in Europe

Scientists report the first detection of MCR-4, as well as MCR-3 in Denmark and Italy.

CDC to invest millions in enhanced antibiotic resistance testing

Funds will help combat resistance, launch a TB surveillance center.

Antibiotic Stewardship Needs More than Guidelines

Microbiologists: proper drug management requires personnel and financial resources