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 [...]

Superbug ‘sleuthing’ finds secret outbreaks

A feat of "genomic sleuthing" has uncovered 173 secret outbreaks of the superbug MRSA, a study shows. Date: Oct 26, 2017 Source: BBC News website Author: James Gallagher, Health and science reporter Excerpt: They were found in [...]

Is the “Post-Antibiotic” era nearly upon us?

via theWire.comby Lucy Westcott, Story:, Gonorrhoea, and urinary tract infections are among numerous infectious diseases reported to now becoming resistant to traditional antibiotics. Recently, the WHO released a new report indicating as much, [...]

MRSA combatting drug approved by FDA

via CNN.comby Jen Christensen, CNN Story: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its first ever Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP). In a groundbreaking move, the FDA has stepped up its efforts in [...]

Diseases such as tuberculosis may become impossible to treat

via By Jennifer Yang Global health reporter, theStar.comStory: Growing fears of a post-antibacterial world could eventually become reality, as the WHO has released the results of its first global survey on the issue -the [...]

WHO fears antibiotic-overpowering superbugs are spreading

via By Kate KellandStory: UN officials have announced that the occurrence of superbugs -bacteria strong enough to withstand antibiotics- is no longer a prediction, but is extending and proliferating throughout the world. The UN even [...]