This week is World Antibiotic Awareness Week (Nov 13-19). It’s an annual observance to raise awareness of the threat of antibiotic resistance and the importance of appropriate antibiotic prescribing...

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have found several previously unknown genes that make bacteria resistant to last-resort antibiotics. The genes...

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,...

Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA is a bacteria that is resistant to many common antibiotics. It can cause a variety of problems ranging from are skin infections and sepsis to pneumonia...

I woke up to this headline in my inbox from the WHO–“The world is running out of antibiotics, WHO report confirms”….Yikes! A new WHO report was published today Antibacterial agents...

In this interview from the Outbreak News This Week Radio Show in May 2017, we looked at this amazing story of an individual with a multi-drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii infection and the use...

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated that 700,000 people around the world die annually from drug resistant infections. It also listed drug resistant gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is awarding about $32 million to states and cities to improve program integration and enhance their ability to detect, investigate, and report...

A team of US researchers has discovered that three different species of Klebsiella bacteria can cause life-threatening infections in hospital patients and that all three share genes that confer resistance...

Pathogenic bacteria are rapidly developing resistance to the arsenal of microbial therapies – and driving researchers to identify families of therapeutics with new modes of action. Recently, those include...