While ‘The Last of Us’ is a dramatic projection of a deadly fungal outbreak, it is based, if not in reality, in logic. And it’s a reminder that fungal infections are growing more resistant.
In hospitals, infection prevention and control cannot be met without a hygienically clean, and safe environment that has an adequate supply of clean running water.
Antibiotics are a cornerstone of modern medicine, but resistance is a big challenge – and it’s possibly being exacerbated by the COVID pandemic.
Through the choice of images in publications, women and children of colour in low and middle income countries were treated with less dignity and respect than those in high income countries.
Hospitals are more risky than farms when it comes to the spread of the Klebsiella superbug.
Indiscriminate antimicrobial use in Nigeria’s poultry value chain is putting people at risk of developing resistance to medicines.
Antimicrobial resistance is a growing threat. Here’s how resistant genes sneak into human guts via wastewater, food and other routes.
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.
Nearly three-quarters of all patients in the study were taking at least one antibiotic. This is high and could indicate overuse.
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.
Antimicrobial resistance kills around 700,000 people worldwide annually. It is a top-ten global health threat.
If no action is taken to address antibiotic resistance, infections from multidrug-resistant bacteria could cause 10 million deaths each year by 2050.
Penicillin originally came from a fungus, and with thousands of fungi to explore, Aotearoa New Zealand has a potential treasure trove of bacteria-killing compounds.
With nurse prescribing expanding globally, it’s important they are properly guided and supported when it comes to antibiotics and managing patient expectations.
Prevention may be the best way to cope with the worldwide wave of treatment-resistant fungal pathogens.
A new network of public clinical trials institutes is urgently needed to replenish the empty pipeline for new antibiotics.
During a raging pandemic it is obviously worthwhile to use hand sanitisers, particularly when we are unable to wash our hands. But we should minimise their use when cases drop.
The increased use of disinfectants could allow for the development of bacterial strains which are resistant to disinfectants.