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New infection control and prevention system reduces superbug infections

BDlive - ‎1 hour ago‎
HOSPITAL-acquired infections at a private academic hospital in Johannesburg dropped significantly after a new system for infection prevention and control was established, a study finds.

Exclusive: First-ever study of superbugs in D.C. hospitals shows how prevalent they are

Washington Business Journal - ‎17 hours ago‎
Some of the most virulent superbugs plaguing health facilities around the globe have been found hiding in D.C. hospitals, particularly inside a population of patients known as "silent carriers.

CHMP backs AZ's 'superbug' antibiotic product

PMLiVE - ‎May 3, 2016‎
AstraZeneca is months away from introducing Zavicefta, its new antibiotic product for multidrug resistant (MDR) infections, in the EU.
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'Superbug is everywhere'

Times LIVE - ‎May 2, 2016‎
The DA in KwaZulu-Natal has said that there had been an outbreak of the "multidrug resistant superbug" in Durban's Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital and several babies had been infected over a 10-day period.

Hong Kong superbug surge prompts fears about antibiotic misuse

South China Morning Post - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The health consequences of overreliance on antibiotics are in the spotlight again after a seven-fold increase in drug-resistant superbug cases in public hospitals. The number for one particular type of drug-resistant superbug rose from 19 cases in 2011 ...

Sick people and newborn babies more susceptible to superbug

BDlive - ‎May 3, 2016‎
SICK people and babies under one-month-old are more vulnerable to the fatal klebsiella bacteria‚ which has been reported to have infected at least nine babies in KwaZulu-Natal's Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital.
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Irish-based scientists make superbug breakthrough

Irish Times - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
A new discovery by scientists in Ireland could stem the spread of deadly superbugs that are predicted to kill millions of people worldwide over the coming decades.

Sixth superbug case at Dunedin Hospital

Stuff.co.nz - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
In March, five patients at Dunedin Hospital tested positive for VRE, and all six affected people had been isolated while in hospital.
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Sixth person contracts superbug at Dunedin Hospital.

Radio New Zealand - ‎Apr 22, 2016‎
A sixth person has tested positive for a superbug resistant to antibiotics at Dunedin Hospital. Dunedin Hospital entrance. Photo: RNZ.

Scientists evaluate phage-based therapy to battle antibiotic-resistant bacterial superbug infections

News-Medical.net - ‎Apr 21, 2016‎
Flinders University scientists are looking to bacteriophages - highly specific viruses - as the as the best way to attack antibiotic-resistant bacterial superbug infections. The already proven phage-based therapies could help treat numerous infectious ...

Taking on Healthcare Super Bugs With Super Facilities Management

Stockhouse - ‎22 hours ago‎
CHICAGO, IL -- (Marketwired) -- 05/03/16 -- As the number of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) continues to rise, related costs and, ultimately, awareness among hospital and health system executives also have increased.

Scientists Discover Nanotechnology Coating That Can Kill 99.9 Percent Of Superbugs

Tech Times - ‎Apr 24, 2016‎
It will be very useful in hospitals and other medical facilities that face the problem of superbug infections or what is commonly called nosocomial infections.

Maple Ridge Super Bug owner heads annual cruise Saturday

Maple Ridge Times - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
“The Cruise is open to any and all makes and models of vehicles - bikes, trucks, cars, minivans, everything, period,” said organizer and Maple Ridge resident Travis Bowering, who plans to once again take his 1972 VW Super Beetle on the Cruise ...

Why your decisions matter in the fight against superbugs

ABC Online - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
The problem is, just one packet can have an impact on your body's ability to fight disease the next time you get sick. It can also compound antibiotic resistance at a community level - contributing to the creation of antibiotic resistant superbugs ...

Klebsiella outbreak at KZN's Mahatma Gandhi hospital: DA

eNCA - ‎May 1, 2016‎
DURBAN - The Democratic Alliance says it has been reliably informed that an outbreak of the multi-drug resistant “superbug” Klebsiella has hit Durban's Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Hospital's neonatal ICU, with 10 babies infected in less than two weeks.

Some superbugs literally explode when they die, making them even more deadly

ScienceAlert - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Six seconds is how long it takes for Pseudomonas aeruginosa - a bacterium that's been labelled a 'superbug' - to go from a fully functional cell, to an exploded mess.

This Beetle Might Have The Finest Trunk Of Any Car Period

Jalopnik - ‎22 hours ago‎
I'm a big fan of the irregularly-shaped enclosed volumes of space we like to carry with us as we drive. I think they're called 'trunks' or 'boots' or other weirdly clothing-related things.

Cacing Jadi Andalan Baru Peneliti dalam Mengobati Superbug

Radio Australia - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Cacing-cacing tersebut terinfeksi dengan superbug yang umum dijumpai, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, yang resisten terhadap banyak jenis antibiotik.

Virus therapy to attack superbugs

HealthCanal.com (press release) (blog) - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
by Marketing and Communications - Flinders University scientists are looking to bacteriophages - highly specific viruses - as the as the best way to attack antibiotic-resistant bacterial superbug infections. The already proven phage-based therapies ...
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CDC: At least 30 percent of antitbiotics prescribed are unnecessary

11alive.com - ‎5 hours ago‎
CDC: At least 30 percent of antitbiotics prescribed are unnecessary. The Centers for Disease Control says doctors are over-prescribing antibiotics to patients and created super bugs. Staff , WXIA 10:02 AM. GMT May 04, 2016. Centers for Disease Control ...
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