The African continent has the highest burden of gonorrhoea worldwide. In South Africa alone, it's estimated that more than 2 million new cases occur annually.
We often think of antibiotic resistance in terms of humans, but it is actually a complex problem of interrelated factors including animal health, the environment and food production.
Scientists at Cambridge are developing a lab-in-a-briefcase for rapidly and cheaply identifying disease-causing bacteria.
As antimicrobial resistance increases, the options for treating serious infections dwindle. Doctors need reliable information about which treatments to try out.
Vaccines and antivirals aren't the only game in town.
Superbugs spread through the environment – and it needs urgent attention.
A CSIRO survey has found many people are confused about common infections, believing antibiotics can treat colds, flu and other viruses. This could fuel a dangerous rise in drug-resistant superbugs.
Antimicrobial resistance is a public health and economic disaster waiting to happen. If we do not address this threat, by 2050 more people will die from drug-resistant infections than from cancer.
Misuse of common cleaning products or hand sanitisers can lead to antimcrobial resistance in bacteria.
Knowing what genes cause antibiotic resistance -- and where they are in the body -- is critical for preventing further antibiotic resistance.
Pathogens rapidly evolve resistance to antibiotics. AI could keep us a step ahead of deadly infections.
New research finds taking antibiotics in early life is associated with an increased risk of obesity at age four. But that's no reason not to give your child antibiotics if they really need them.
Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria. But could they be key in solving the antibiotic resistance epidemic?
Leafcutter ants, Komodo dragons and even your nose are potential sources of new antimicrobial compounds.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest health challenges of the modern day. It's especially prevalent, and must be acted on, in Australia's remote Indigenous communities.
Antibiotic resistance is one of the greatest health challenges we face today. But making a few small changes to the way antibiotics are prescribed could make a big difference in Australia.
The presence of antibiotics in the environment poses a threat to global public health, food safety and human existence.
Antibiotic resistant superbugs kill 32 plane-loads of people a week. We can all help fight back.
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Antibiotic resistant infections already kill about 700,000 people globally every year. While scientists are racing to find new ways to fight superbugs, there's one thing you can do, too.
It's imperative that there's research into the nature, extent, mobility and consequences of antibiotic resistance.
We are seeing the end of modern medicine slowly being played out due to antibiotic resistance. But we can act together to alter the situation.