December 14, 2012

Tracking Superbugs to Their Source

Mark Walker, Cosmos Magazine

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In the U.S. alone, 100,000 deaths annually are attributed to infections acquired at health care facilities such as hospitals, medical centres and nursing homes. In Australia, a 2008 study in Australia found that there were 180,000 hospital-acquired infections, and these occupied nearly two million bed-days

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TAGGED: Epidemiology, Genomics, Hospital-borne Infection, Superbugs


October 17, 2013
Bacteriophage: A 'Magic Bullet' in War on Superbugs
Univ. of Leicester
A specialist team of scientists from the University of Leicester has isolated viruses that eat bacteria -- called phages -- to specifically target the highly infectious hospital superbug¬†Clostridium difficile¬†(C. diff). more ››