Friday, April 23, 2010

Global scenario of bacteria, infections, antibiotics and resistance By Dr. A.J. Tamhankar

-How 1918 flu antibodies fend off swine flu
-FDA says studies on triclosan, used in sanitizers and soaps, raise concerns.
-ReAct preparing for International ABR meeting in Uppsala in September.
-Resistance in gonococci discussed widely on the international scene- Medical News Today, BBC -News and the Russian
-ABR rise in patients, linked to AB use in animals?– Radio Netherlands Worldwide
-Offsprings of MRSA/C diff HAI victims scared of hospital; want treatment elsewhere– BBC News
-US-“Do AB:s make people fat?” – Huffington P
-Uganda – Antibiotic Treatment to HIV patients improves survival; co-trimoxazole to some newly diagnosed patients can halve mortality. Study from Lancet – BBC News.
Mexico – “AB only by prescription is impossible” -President of the National Pharmacies Association– La Jornada.

Read The ``TRUE LIFE STORY``of a family infected with MRSA