Antibiotic resistance

The evolution of antibiotic resistance

Understanding how ABR evolves and spreads is key to improving antibiotic treatment strategies. Date: Sep 13, 2109 Source: Science Author: R. Craig MacLean, Alvaro San Millan Excerpt: "Two main approaches have been used to [...]

Skin shedding may contribute to spread of C. auris

Pathogenic yeast's mechanisms of transmission may be via skin. Date: June 23, 2019 Source: Healio Infectious Disease News Excerpt: "Patients colonized with Candida auris carry a high burden of the emerging and often multidrug-resistant [...]

Ottawa hospital monitoring outbreak of superbug MRSA

The Ottawa Hospital is reporting outbreaks of the superbug Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in two units at its General campus. Date: March 28, 2018 Source: Ottawa Citizen Author: Elizabeth Payne Excerpt: "Dr. Kathy Suh, director of [...]