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CDC: Stop Using
These Eye Drops
Feb 1, 2023 4:25 PM CST
CDC: Stop Using These Eye Drops
Outbreak of antibiotic-resistant bacteria may be linked to EzriCare Artificial Tears
- The CDC is warning that anyone using EzriCare Artificial Tears should stop following the death of one person from a bacterial infection that's potentially linked to the over-the-counter eye drops. From May to Jan. 19, the CDC identified at least 50 people in 11 states with an infection of...
CDC Says Pandemic Caused
Rise in Superbug Infections
Jul 13, 2022 12:45 PM CDT
CDC Says Pandemic Caused Rise in Superbug Infections
Overprescribed antibiotics and overburdened health-care system to blame
- Superbugs got an unfortunate boost during the pandemic. Per Reuters, the bad news comes in a recent CDC report, which says antimicrobial-resistant bacteria killed 15% more people in 2020 compared to 2019. It's a reversal of what was a good trend, as deaths from superbugs had fallen since 2012....
How Infectious Is That
Puppy in the Window?
Dec 18, 2019 9:01 AM CST
How Infectious Is That Puppy in the Window?
30 people infected with Campylobacter bacteria this year linked to puppies, says CDC
- Take extra precautions if you plan to have a puppy under your Christmas tree. The CDC is investigating a multi-state outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant infection believed to be linked to puppies from pet stores. Thirty people in 13 states were infected with Campylobacter jejuni, a bacteria found to be resistant...
100-Plus People Infected
by Pet-Store Puppies: CDC
Sep 21, 2018 9:37 AM CDT
100-Plus People Infected by Pet-Store Puppies: CDC
Agency links antibiotic-resistant Campylobacter infections to pet-store pooches
- Eighteen states, more than 100 people sick, 26 hospitalizations—and an unknown number of puppies as the likely infection-spreaders. That's the word out of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which has tied contact with puppies at six pet-store companies to the outbreak of human diarrheal infections from...
STD You May Not Have Heard
of Could Be Next Superbug
Jul 11, 2018 5:30 PM CDT
STD You May Not Have Heard of Could Be Next Superbug
Mycoplasma genitalium can develop resistance to antibiotics if not treated properly
- A little-known sexually transmitted disease carries the potential to become the next superbug. Per the BBC , health officials in the UK have set new guidelines regarding the bacterial infection
or MG, out of fear improper treatment could lead to antibiotic resistance. Huffington Post UK reports the British Association...
Superbugs Are Here
Apr 4, 2018 9:21 AM CDT
CDC: 'Nightmare' Superbugs Are Here
Hunt found more than 200 cases of antibiotic-resistant bacteria last year
- "Nightmare bacteria" with unusual resistance to antibiotics of last resort were found more than 200 times in the US last year in a first-of-a-kind hunt to see how much of a threat these rare cases have become. That's more than health officials expected to find, and the true...
Might Be Wrong
Jul 27, 2017 11:02 AM CDT
General Rule About Antibiotics Might Be Wrong
Finishing courses of antibiotics may boost resistance risk: experts
- You've heard the spiel: Always finish your course of antibiotics, even if you feel better sooner. The idea is that even though you may feel better, the harmful bacteria in your body needs to be completely wiped out to keep it from developing antibiotic resistance. But that might be...
These Are the 12 Bacteria
We Should Worry About Most
Feb 27, 2017 12:56 PM CST
These Are the 12 Bacteria We Should Worry About Most
According to the WHO
- The World Health Organization has issued a list of the top dozen bacteria most dangerous to humans, warning that doctors are fast running out of treatment options. In a press briefing on Monday, the UN health agency said its list is meant to promote the development of medicines for the...
Woman Dies of Superbug
No Antibiotic Could Treat
Jan 13, 2017 5:41 AM CST
Woman Dies of Superbug No Antibiotic Could Treat
Experts are calling it a 'harbinger of future badness'
- This is the kind of case researchers warned about for years: A Nevada woman in her 70s died months ago from an infection that no antibiotic in America could have defeated, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released Thursday. The woman was hospitalized in August last...
Potential Hot Spot
for Germs: Nurses' Scrubs
Oct 27, 2016 3:18 PM CDT
Potential Hot Spot for Germs: Nurses' Scrubs
Study finds their pockets and sleeves are especially troublesome
- A new study looking at how germs are spread at hospitals has identified a surprising potential culprit: nurses' scrubs. Specifically, their pockets and sleeves were the most likely spots to be contaminated, reports WebMD . Another potential hot spot: the bed railings of patients, according to a post about the research...
Cure for Deadly
'Superbug' May be
Jul 27, 2016 4:11 PM CDT
Cure for Deadly 'Superbug' May be Hiding in Our Noses
- A team of German bacteriologists says our noses may contain more than boogers; there might also be a cure for the "hospital superbug" MRSA hiding up there, the
reports. According to the
Los Angeles Times
, MRSA kills about 11,000 US patients every year and sickens another 80,...
Found in US
Could Mean the
End of Antibiotics
May 26, 2016 5:35 PM CDT
Superbug Just Found in US Could Mean the End of Antibiotics
'Routine operations could become deadly; minor infections could become life-threatening'
- The director of the CDC says we're close to living in a "post-antibiotic world" after an antibiotic-resistant superbug was discovered in the US for the first time last month, Reuters reports. “It basically shows us that the end of the road isn’t very far away for...
A Third of Antibiotic
May 3, 2016 12:56 PM CDT
A Third of Antibiotic Prescriptions Are 'Inappropriate': CDC
And potentially dangerous, as they create drug-resistant bacteria
- Scientists have been concerned for some time about "Phantom Menace"-type superbugs that aren't fazed by meds. The latest CDC data finds that 2 million people a year in the US are infected with bacteria resistant to antibiotics, and at least 23,000 die directly from those infections....
'Phantom Menace' Superbug
Has Alarming Ability
Dec 4, 2015 5:50 AM CST
'Phantom Menace' Superbug Has Alarming Ability
Antibiotic resistance travels between bacteria
- The latest strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria to give researchers sleepless nights aren't the most common—or even the most antibiotic-resistant—but they have an ability that could make them a serious danger to public health. They contain enzymes known as "OXA-48-like carbapenemases" that can break down antibiotics and...
May Kill Modern
Mar 31, 2015 3:42 PM CDT
Ancient Potion May Kill Modern Superbug
In study, old eye salve kills 90% of MRSA bacteria in mice
- Could one of the world's oldest medical textbooks hold the secret to destroying today's antibiotic-resistant superbugs? A new study suggests it's possible, reports the BBC . After perusing remedies in a 9th- or 10th-century manuscript known as
in the British Library, researchers from Nottingham University...
Superbugs May Be
in the Air: Study
Mar 30, 2015 12:11 PM CDT
Superbugs May Be in the Air: Study
Texas findings 'made me not want to breathe,' says researcher
- Antibiotic-resistant bacteria now infect some 2 million Americans every year, the
reports, and experts have long been aware of the presence of so-called "superbugs" in tainted food and drink. New findings offer an even bleaker picture: We might be inhaling DNA from such bacteria, researcher Phil Smith...
California's Superbug Outbreak Just Got Worse
Mar 5, 2015 7:55 AM CST
California's Superbug Outbreak Just Got Worse
As it emerges that the scope in question was being sold without FDA approval
- The superbug outbreak that killed two people and sickened five more isn't constrained to UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center. Another Los Angeles hospital is now reporting that four patients have been infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and the scope that Cedars-Sinai Medical Center believes exposed its patients to carbapenem-resistant...
Will Soon Be Free of
Mar 4, 2015 2:00 PM CST
McDonald's Chicken Will Soon Be Free of Human Antibiotics
Move could help fight drug-resistant superbugs
- As experts warn of the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," one culprit is the drugs used to treat farm animals . McDonald's is now taking a step to fix the issue: The restaurant chain's US operation will no longer use chicken that's been treated with human...
Powerful New Antibiotic
Could Crush Superbugs
Jan 8, 2015 6:07 AM CST
Powerful New Antibiotic Could Crush Superbugs
Soil find may be biggest breakthrough in 25 years
- Are superbugs about to meet their match? There hasn't been a major new antibiotic discovered in 25 years, but researchers say a drug called teixobactin that has been extracted from dirt in Maine could be the biggest breakthrough in a generation,
reports. The experimental drug has so...
The Scary Implications of
India's Wave of Baby Deaths
Dec 4, 2014 12:01 PM CST
The Scary Implications of India's Wave of Baby Deaths
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria is out of control
- India sees 800,000 newborns die each year, but 58,000 of those deaths were particularly noteworthy—and alarming—last year. Those infants died of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, according to a recent study cited by the
New York Times
, which reports the evidence is mounting that a sizable amount of...
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