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If Colistin Goes, Can Carbapenems be Far Behind?

If Colistin Goes, Can Carbapenems be Far Behind? | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it

I wrote about the disaster-in-the-making discovery of transmissible resistance to colistin, a last resort antibiotic, when the Lancet Infectious Diseases published a paper based on data coming out from surveillance in China.

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WHO director: World is not prepared to cope with rise in disease

WHO director: World is not prepared to cope with rise in disease | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it
The world is not prepared to cope with what appears to be a dramatic increase of new and re-emerging infectious disease threats, Dr. Margaret Chan warned.
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CDC monitoring 279 pregnant women with possible Zika

CDC monitoring 279 pregnant women with possible Zika | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it
The count of pregnant women in US states and territories who have contracted Zika has risen, thanks to a revised method for counting such infections.
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The Plan to Avert Our Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse

The Plan to Avert Our Post-Antibiotic Apocalypse | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it
A new report estimates that by 2050, drug-resistant infections will kill one person every three seconds, unless the world’s governments take drastic steps now.
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Hundreds of Antibiotics Built from Scratch

Hundreds of Antibiotics Built from Scratch | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it
Chemists generate variations on erythromycin in "daring" synthesis
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The Microbiomes of Indigenous Peoples Are Different--Does It Matter?

The Microbiomes of Indigenous Peoples Are Different--Does It Matter? | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it
The microbiome has a huge impact on health, and lifestyle has a huge impact on the microbiome. A new study continues the work of teasing apart what aspects of lifestyle matter
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NASA is observing how microbes adapt aboard the ISS

NASA is observing how microbes adapt aboard the ISS | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it
The International Space Station (ISS) is packed with cutting-edge research, including efforts to understand vision change caused by microgravity, and work to see how stays on the station affect the human immune system.
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There's 10 trillion microbes on you; the White House wants to figure them out

There's 10 trillion microbes on you; the White House wants to figure them out | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it
White House initiative will advance research into using bacteria to fight disease, pollution
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The Infectious Disease Apocalypse

The Infectious Disease Apocalypse | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it
The news these days are filled with all things dismal - bombings and shootings, natural disasters, abductions, death everywhere. Disease is another very prominent feature in today's media output, and for good reason too.
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Our personal skin microbiome is surprisingly stable

Our personal skin microbiome is surprisingly stable | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it
Despite regular washing and contact with bacteria-laden objects, our personal milieu of skin microbes remains highly stable over time, reports a metagenomics study published May 5 in Cell.
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Jeremy Farrar, a 'visionary' doctor, tries to change the world

Jeremy Farrar, a 'visionary' doctor, tries to change the world | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it
Jeremy Farrar, the director of one of the world’s biggest and most influential medical charities, has a simple mission: improve global health.
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Investigation of compounding pharmacy lab reveals lapses in hospital’s infection control

Investigation of compounding pharmacy lab reveals lapses in hospital’s infection control | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it
According to the inspectors’ report, the head of infection control at the hospital not only neglected to monitor the compounding lab, but also falsified documents to cover up her failure to check practices in the operating rooms in 2015.
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Antibiotics will soon 'stop working'

Antibiotics will soon 'stop working' | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it
Urgent action is needed to control the use of antibiotics before they cease to work, leaving a number of major conditions untreatable and causing “terrible human and economic cost”, a major study has warned.
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Eliminate the TB Scourge

Eliminate the TB Scourge | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it
Tuberculosis is a problem worldwide. But little is being done to modernize our approach to this debilitating and deadly disease.
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Factor preserves DNA integrity in bacteria despite assault from antibiotics

Factor preserves DNA integrity in bacteria despite assault from antibiotics | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it
A key biochemical enables bacteria to repair otherwise fatal damage to their DNA, including that caused by antibiotics.
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22% of Resettled Refugees in Minnesota Test Positive for Tuberculosis

22% of Resettled Refugees in Minnesota Test Positive for Tuberculosis | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it
Measles, whooping cough, diptheria, and other diseases that were on their way to eradication are also coming in across borders into the US
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Strains of E. coli resistant to one antibiotic can protect other bacteria growing nearby

Strains of E. coli resistant to one antibiotic can protect other bacteria growing nearby | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it
A new study from MIT finds that two strains of bacteria that are each resistant to one antibiotic can protect each other in an environment containing both drugs.
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22 Percent of Resettled Refugees in Minnesota Test Positive for Tuberculosis - Breitbart

22 Percent of Resettled Refugees in Minnesota Test Positive for Tuberculosis - Breitbart | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it
22 Percent of Resettled Refugees in Minnesota Test Positive for Tuberculosis
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Puerto Rico reports first case of microcephaly linked to Zika

Puerto Rico reports first case of microcephaly linked to Zika | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it
A fetus with a severely under-developed brain has tested positive for the Zika virus, Puerto Rican health authorities reported Friday.
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Shorter treatment 'will help tackle' drug-resistant TB - BBC News

Shorter treatment 'will help tackle' drug-resistant TB - BBC News | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it
New guidelines from the World Health Organization aim to speed up the treatment of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB).
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Pathogen-selective approach to antibiotic development less disruptive to gut microbiome

Pathogen-selective approach to antibiotic development less disruptive to gut microbiome | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital scientists report the first evidence that a pathogen-specific antibiotic was less disruptive to the gut microbiome than broad-spectrum antibiotics.
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CDC labs repeatedly faced secret sanctions for mishandling bioterror germs

CDC labs repeatedly faced secret sanctions for mishandling bioterror germs | Infectious Disease Info, Drugs, Clinical Trials, Microbiome, Global Health | Scoop.it
Documents reveal a CDC lab was secretly suspended for mishandling a bioterror virus.
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