Tag: Drug Resistance

Emerging Multi-Drug Resistant Salmonella

| October 20, 2011 | 0 Comments
Emerging Multi-Drug Resistant Salmonella

The threat of salmonella infections has existed for more than a century as they are some of the most widely spread food-borne diseases. For several countries Salmonella has been a significant health burden—infecting millions and killing thousands worldwide. One of the most prevalent strains is Salmonella enterica, which is the cause of major foodborne illness […]

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Antimicrobial Resistance: A Multi-National Collaborative Response

| October 19, 2011 | 0 Comments
Antimicrobial Resistance: A Multi-National Collaborative Response

By Megan Parsons Infectious Disease Columnist Life’s minor cuts, scrapes, and sores often have us reaching for the triple antibiotic ointment and a band-aid to prevent infection. Recently, however, experts say a new Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strain has emerged because of use of these over-the-counter ointments.[1] In addition, scientists made an alarming discovery that commonly […]

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