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Olympus told US executives no broad scope warning needed despite superbug outbreaks

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Faced with superbug outbreaks in three countries by early 2013, Japanese device giant Olympus Corp. told U.S. executives not to issue a broad warning to American hospitals about potentially deadly infections from tainted medical scopes, internal emails ...
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More superbug cases likely, experts say

SBS - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
After two confirmed US cases of a superbug that thwarts a last-resort antibiotic, infectious disease experts say they expect more cases in coming months because the bacterial gene behind it is likely far more widespread than previously believed.

Fighting a Hospital Superbug Reveals an Unexpected Benefit

National Geographic - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
The new “superbug” known as MCR has medical authorities wondering how to prevent it from spreading. A new report in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases reveals that an infection-control program can reduce transmission of the gut bacteria that can ...
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HEALTH WARNING: Brits could be returning home from India with powerful deadly superbug

Express.co.uk - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
BRITONS travelling to India could be putting themselves at risk of returning home with a life-threatening superbug, according to scientists.

Deadly 'superbug' strain found in tourists to India

swissinfo.ch - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
“The movement of people from countries with low antibiotic prevalence like Switzerland to high prevalence countries like India, creates a risk of importing superbugs,” Andreas Endimiani, one of the authors of the study, told swissinfo.ch. “The risk ...

Was the Pennsylvania Superbug Pan-resistant?

Contagionlive.com - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
Jason C. Gallagher, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA, BCPS, President, Society of Infectious Diseases Pharmacists, provides more information on the Pennsylvania case of mcr-1 E. coli.

US again warns women of 'superbug' in Dominican surgical clinics

Dominican Today - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Santo Domingo.- The US Center for Communicable Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, on Wednesday again warned women who travel to the Dominican Republic for cosmetic surgery of the high risks of contracting a "super bacteria.

Discovery of superbug in waters of Olympic sailing events highlights dangers

Albuquerque Journal - ‎Jul 18, 2016‎
“When most people talk about superbugs what they are referring to are bacteria that are resistant to multiple kinds of antibiotics,” says Tosh.
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More measures needed at small hospitals to protect against superbugs - HIQA

RTE.ie - ‎Jul 19, 2016‎
A number of small hospitals have been identified as not having safe and sustainable measures in place to protect patients from superbugs. A report by the Health Information and Quality Authority has found "this is a significant patient safety concern".

CDC: Cosmetic tourism linked to 'superbug' infections

News 12 Bronx (registration) - ‎Jul 20, 2016‎
Dr. Joseph Perz, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says treatment for these so-called "superbugs" can be "quite prolonged.

Grand Valley State University Working to Eliminate E coli "Superbug"

ADVANCE for NPs & PAs - ‎Jul 17, 2016‎
A rare type of Eschericia coli infection, dubbed a "superbug," has found its way into the United States. Researchers at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Allendale, Mich.

The superbugs are here, but where are we?

IPWatchdog.com - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Super bug concept In Where Good Ideas Come From, its brilliant author Steven Johnson describes young Charles Darwin's 1836 visit to the Keeling Islands.

China's Changzhou Fangyuan plans trials on hard-to-make generic superbug antibiotic

FiercePharma - ‎Jul 14, 2016‎
Changzhou Fangyuan Pharma is ready for clinical trials in China to test its nearly decade-long work on a tricky-to-make semisynthetic, methicillin-resistant and gram-negative infection-fighting antibiotic.
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3Qs: Will 'superbug' in Rio's waters harm Olympic athletes?

News@Northeastern - ‎Jul 13, 2016‎
faber_125 The Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro have been overshadowed by a plethora of concerns—civil unrest, shoddy construction, and the Zika virus, to name a few—and the Games are still about a month away.

CA Hospital Broke the Law By Not Reporting Scope-Related Superbug Infections

Legal Examiner - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Over the last couple years, there have been a number of outbreaks of drug-resistant infections in various medical centers across the country.
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Experts Warn of More Superbug Cases in the US in Coming Months

Claims Journal - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
After two confirmed U.S. cases of a superbug that thwarts a last-resort antibiotic, infectious disease experts say they expect more cases in coming months because the bacterial gene behind it is likely far more widespread than previously believed.

Beware! Superbug is real

Khaleej Times - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
The threat of the 'superbug', which is resistant to antibiotic, is real... And the UAE, like other countries, is seeing a rising trend in hospital-acquired infections that claim thousands of lives worldwide each year.

"Superbug" gene detected in 2nd US patient

Xinhua - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
WASHINGTON, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Bacteria carrying the MCR-1 "superbug" gene, which makes the last-resort antibiotic colistin useless against them, have been found in a second U.S.

'Superbug' reported for second time in U.S.

Metro.us - ‎Jul 11, 2016‎
An antibiotic-resistant strain of E. Coli that has been called the "superbug" has been reported for the second time in the U.S.

Hospitals in vanguard of superbug fight

Walla Walla Union-Bulletin - ‎Jul 10, 2016‎
Despite a recently discovered “superbug” with overseas origins, data show more than 60 percent of the nation's hospitals don't follow all of the government's recommendations to reduce the threat patients will become infected by bacteria not killed or ...
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