Drug-resistant microbes are a serious threat for future pandemics, but the new draft of the WHO’s international pandemic agreement may not include provisions for antimicrobial resistance.
Wastewater treatment plants receive wastewater from a variety of sources. This makes them useful proxies for determining the burden of antimicrobial resistance in communities.
Antibiotic resistance has contributed to millions of deaths worldwide. Research suggests that any bacteria can develop antibiotic tolerance, and possibly resistance, when pushed to their limits.
Candida auris is a relatively new addition to a family of fungi that can infect people. Most of these infections occur in sick, hospitalized patients and can be deadly.
Using a mathematical model, researchers found that good hygiene can reduce the harmful effects of antibiotic use.
Antibiotics are a cornerstone of modern medicine, but resistance is a big challenge – and it’s possibly being exacerbated by the COVID pandemic.
Bacterial infections are a growing global challenge. This is due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and researchers are turning to AI to develop new drugs.
These shortages are a result of rising demand and supply chain bottlenecks. But there are things that can be done to reduce harms to public health.
It is illegal to share prescription drugs with friends and family.
The US currently has only one antibiotic available to treat gonorrhea – and it’s becoming less effective.
Most antibiotics work by killing bacteria. But this also helps them to become resistant. If we render bacteria harmless to us, rather than kill them, it’s a win-win.
With the dual threats of antibiotic resistance and emerging pandemics, finding new drugs becomes even more urgent. A trove of medicines may be lying under our nose.
When humans eat fish, mussels and other foods containing antibiotics, the residual antibiotics may cause bacterial pathogens to become resistant.
Scientists discover why antibiotics make life-threatening fungal infections such as invasive candidiasis more probable.
Antimicrobial resistance disproportionately affects the world’s poorest and most vulnerable populations in low- and middle-income countries.
Canada lags behind other developed countries in access to newer antimicrobials. Here’s why that matters, and what can be done about it.
Latest numbers show antimicrobial resistant infections contributed to 4.95 millions deaths globally in 2019.
The probiotic decreases the presence of pathogens in the animal’s gut and can be used safely on a daily basis.
After a nose swab tests positive for a virus or bacteria, scientists can use the sample’s genetic sequence to figure out where and when the pathogen emerged and how fast it’s changing.
The quest to find treatment for COVID-19, and the uncertainty surrounding the clinical outcome, necessitates the use of antibiotics in the treatment package.