Posts Tagged: antibiotic resistant bacteria

"Potential Problem" Now "Major Threat"

"Widespread antibiotic resistance is no longer a potential problem but has become a major threat, according to the World Health Organization."


If You're Too Lazy To Travel, Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Will Make Its Way To You Soon Enough

"The danger posed by growing resistance to antibiotics should be ranked along with terrorism on a list of threats to the nation, the government's chief medical officer for England has said." Also there is "a nagging concern among health officials who say the 2,000-mile border between the U.S. and Mexico could become a breeding ground for one of the hardest forms of TB to treat. Already, both California and Texas, as well as some states on the Mexico side of the border, have unusually high rates of drug-resistant TB." And just last week, health officials warned that [...]


Science: We All Have Fewer Than Ten Years To Live

"In many ways, this is it. This is potentially the end. There are no antibiotics in the pipeline that have activity against NDM 1-producing Enterobacteriaceae… We have a bleak window of maybe 10 years, where we are going to have to use the antibiotics we have very wisely, but also grapple with the reality that we have nothing to treat these infections with. It is the first time it has got to this stage with these type of bacteria." You heard the man! This is it, people! According to Tim Walsh of Cardiff University, it's time to to tell the people that you love that you [...]


What Antibiotic Drugs Are The Bacteria In Your Body Resisting Today?

"The prevalence of antibiotic-resistant infections is increasing rapidly in the United States, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday. More than two million people in the U.S. get drug-resistant infections annually. About 23,000 die from these diseases that are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics in doctors' arsenals."


Antibiotics Are The New Global Warming

"The world faces a future without cures for infection, in which even a minor injury or a routine operation could prove fatal, the Chief Medical Officer has warned. Professor Dame Sally Davies said rapidly evolving resistance to antibiotics among bacteria is one of the greatest threats to modern health. 'Antibiotics are losing their effectiveness at a rate that is both alarming and irreversible – similar to global warming,' she said."