Initiatives in infection prevention and control remain critical at all levels of government and in hospitals.
Australia does not have a national system that collects data on hospital acquired infections. But new research has shed light on how many do occur each year across the country.
Staph aureus bloodstream infection has a 12-month death rate of between 20 and 35%.
Which of the following conditions would you prefer to have during your next stay in hospital? A. Staphylococcus aureus (Golden Staph) bloodstream infection; or B. a heart attack?
Golden staph bacteria destroy the body’s immune system by directly targeting large immune cells called macrophages. The bacteria…
Whole genome sequencing can help identify the source of the antibiotic resistance.
Some recent headlines from Australian newspapers: NSW hospitals worst place for Golden Staph; CA-MRSA - the killer in our midst; Superbug onslaught. By now, most people are aware that antibiotic-resistant…