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Threat of the superbug - The Hill

Threat of the superbug - The Hill | MRSA infections | Scoop.it
OPINION | Resistance is accelerated if antibiotics are used when they are not needed or in ways that are ineffective.
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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria share resources to cause chronic infections, show studies

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria share resources to cause chronic infections, show studies | MRSA infections | Scoop.it
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can share resources to cause chronic infections, Vanderbilt University investigators have discovered.
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Differences in Hospital-Associ... [Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2014] - PubMed - NCBI

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Antibiotic resistance rise continues

Antibiotic resistance rise continues | MRSA infections | Scoop.it
Antibiotics prescriptions and cases of resistant bacteria in England have continued to soar despite dire warnings and campaigns, figures show.
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MRSA Superbug Infections Now Killing More Americans than AIDS

MRSA Superbug Infections Now Killing More Americans than AIDS | MRSA infections | Scoop.it
An antibiotic-resistant strain of the common staph bacteria is now responsible for more deaths in the United States than AIDS, according to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and ...
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IBM tackles MRSA and other healthcare infections with RFID-enforced hand washing tech | ExtremeTech

IBM tackles MRSA and other healthcare infections with RFID-enforced hand washing tech | ExtremeTech | MRSA infections | Scoop.it

It’s crazy, but one of the most dangerous things you can do is visit the hospital. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that nearly two million hospital patients contract a healthcare-associated infection (HAI) every year, and 90,000 of those HAIs result in death. These infections — superbugs such as MRSA and Clostridium difficile (C. diff) — are caused by bacteria being transferred from patient to patient, usually via a doctor or nurse. Hand washing is by far the simplest solution to these 90,000 unnecessary deaths, but getting healthcare professionals to reliably wash their hands has proven to be difficult. This is where IBM and its low-power mote technology (LMT) comes in.


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IBM tackles MRSA and other healthcare infections with RFID-enforced hand washing tech

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