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Drug-resistant intestinal superbug imported to America from other countries

5/5/2015 - A new drug-resistant "superbug" is circulating the country, and health officials say it was brought in from overseas. The Associated Press says Shigella has already triggered more than 200 illnesses since last May, and experts worry that the bacteria might be here to stay. People who recently traveled...

Agricultural antibiotic use predicted to rise 67 percent, fueling a drug-resistant superbug epidemic

4/21/2015 - The global meat industry is booming as more and more of the population can afford to consume mass quantities of meat. The demand keeps increasing and the "fatted calf" keeps growing thanks to many industrial livestock producers pumping our meat sources full of antibiotics to keep up with the staggering...

Drug-resistant superbug infections skyrocketed 500 percent in US southeast

8/13/2014 - The southeastern U.S. is quickly becoming a hotbed of deadly "superbugs," suggests a new study published in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology. Researchers from the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) found that overall, community hospitals throughout the southeast...

Drug-resistant superbug infections explode across U.S. hospitals: 500% increase foreshadows 'new plague' caused by modern medicine

7/17/2014 - Drug-resistant superbug infections have reached near-epidemic levels across U.S. hospitals, with an alarming 500% increase now documented in a study just published in the August issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America)....

Kitchen cutting boards infected with drug-resistant bacteria

4/16/2014 3:56:08 PM - Cutting boards in home and hospital kitchens may be sources of drug-resistant bacteria, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland and published in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology in March. Over the course of 16 months,...

Vitamin C kills drug-resistant TB bacteria: Study

8/29/2013 - Tuberculosis (TB) was once thought to be totally under control, an ancient, historical disease that has been handled easily with a course of antibiotics over a few to several months. Now, TB is making a strong comeback mostly among the less well-off financially and the more immune challenged. This...

Is a potential drug-resistant swine flu pandemic on the horizon, or are health officials' warnings just scare tactics?

4/10/2013 - Australian researchers are warning that a new type of drug-resistant swine flu virus is already circulating through the general population at large, and is threatening to explode into an incurable global pandemic if new drugs are not developed to kill it. But is that hype - scare tactics designed...

Animal antibiotics are causing drug-resistant, killer infections

1/27/2010 - The proliferation of drug-resistant "superbugs" has been steadily increasing due to the widespread use of antibiotic drugs. Particularly in pigs, chickens, and cows, excessive antibiotic use by farmers has led to killer infections that do not respond to antibiotic treatment. Over 65,000 people die every...

Researchers Warn Drug-Resistant TB Strains Could Become Widespread

9/25/2009 - US scientists from Vanderbilt University and Australian researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the University of Western Sydney are separately sounding the alarm about the rise of tuberculosis (TB) superbugs. Although the incidence of TB has fallen in many regions, the new findings...

The Next Global Pandemic? Drug-Resistant TB

7/13/2009 - The World Health Organization has warned that a global pandemic of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) may be imminent, with potentially catastrophic consequences. "The situation is already alarming, and poised to grow much worse very quickly," said Dr. Margaret Chan, the director-general of the World...

Extreme drug-resistant TB poised to become global pandemic; pharmaceuticals deemed useless

9/6/2006 - The head of the World Health Organization's tuberculosis resistance team, Dr. Paul Nunn, announced yesterday that new strains of the disease that are immune to modern drug treatments are cropping up across the globe. It was only by coincidence that Harvard sent scientists to determine the extent...

Drug-resistant bacteria increasingly common in US hospitals

8/17/2006 - A new study appearing in today's New England Journal of Medicine has found that drug-resistant bacteria are now the most common cause of skin and soft-tissue infections treated in a number of hospitals across America. A team of researchers from UCLA and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

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