Tuesday, October 5, 2010

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

-ESBL-Infection control nurses warned about bacterial enzyme that causes resistance to antibiotics.
-In Germany – in almost every second farm there is now MRB, and increasing proportions of all animal handling personell become carriers – Focus (in German)
-In UK – open comparisons between hospitals regarding MDR bacteria, MRSA and C difficile available- Telegraph
-In Canada – fish culturing gives rise to non-susceptible bacteria– Vancouver Sun
-In US –More than 3 300 soldiers returning from Iraq brought Acinetobacter baumannii infection to US hospitals -CNN
-A new Discovery Could Lead To Novel Ways Of Treating Infection
-Doctors frequently misuse antibiotics when treating patients hospitalized with respiratory tract infections (RTIs)
-mechanism that detects and responds to the presence of bacteria in the womb opens up the possibility of new preventative treatments for diseases like Chlamydia.
-Exclusive Breastfeeding Shows Reduced Infections In Infants
-Scientists Reveal Structure Of Vibrio cholareae`s Powerful Multidrug Resistance Pump-Vibrio cholareae causes Cholera.

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