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24/06/2022 - Development of new antibiotics is 'stagnant'
Work to develop new antibiotics is ‘stagnant’ and does not meet global needs, a new report from the World Health Organization has warned. More

22/06/2022 - How mutations cause drug resistant typhoid bacteria
A range of mutations has led to antimicrobial resistance in many strains of typhoid bacteria, according to a new genetic study published today. More

14/06/2022 - One in seven exposed to Lyme disease
More than 14% of the world’s population is likely to have – or had – Lyme disease, according to an analysis published today. More

08/06/2022 - How last resort antibiotic fails against common bacteria
A bacterium which can cause dangerous infections in those with a weakened immune system can now rapidly develop resistance to antibiotics, researchers warned last night. More

25/08/2021 - Raised heart risk with gum disease
Periodontitis is linked to a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a conference will hear today. More

06/07/2021 - Hygiene may not damage immune system
Being clean and hygienic does not lead to children having poorer immune systems, a new UK study has claimed. More

24/02/2021 - Drug-resistant bacteria spread rapidly during travel
International travellers are a high risk for transmission of drug resistant bacteria, according to a study published today. More

02/12/2020 - Hand sanitiser poisoning reported
The widespread use of alcohol-based hand sanitiser is creating risk of accidental poisoning, a researcher warns today. More

21/04/2020 - Transfer of drug-resistant microbes between pets and humans 'minimal'
Pets are not a major source of transmission of drug-resistant microbes to the owners, according to a study prepared for a cancelled European conference. More

30/03/2020 - Call to increase quarantine after recovery
The quarantine period for patients recovering from Covid-19 infection may need to be increased, according to a study from China. More

25/03/2020 - Global advice on surgery infections
New guidelines, published today, set out how surgeons in low-income countries can reduce the risk of surgical site infection. More

20/12/2019 - Cholera cases down
The world experienced a significant reduction in cholera cases last year, according to new figures. More

09/10/2019 - Antimicrobial resistance battle faltering
The battle against antimicrobial resistance is faltering in the world's poorest countries, a think-tank has warned. More

19/09/2019 - Baby bacterial sources revealed
Vaginal swabbing of new-born babies is a questionable practice based on a misunderstanding of the risks of caesarean section, researchers say today following a major investigation of the issue. More

11/09/2019 - New Strep A infection triggers scarlet fever
A new strain of group A streptococcus bacteria is playing a major role in scarlet fever outbreaks, scientists report today. More

28/08/2019 - Urgent funding needed for safe water services
International organisations have come together to call for greater investment to deliver water and sanitation services in the world’s poorest countries. More

13/08/2019 - C.difficile becoming two species
Clostridium difficile is evolving into two distinct species – and one is "highly adapted" to spreading in hospitals, researchers warn today. More

18/06/2019 - Billions at risk from unsafe water - WHO
Billions of people around the world lack basic handwashing facilities and safe drinking water, according to a major analysis published today. More

29/05/2019 - Progress on compound against superbugs
British scientists say they have found a new molecular compound that works against multidrug resistant bacteria such as E. coli. More

28/05/2019 - Antibiotic levels too high in rivers
The world's major rivers are awash with excessively high levels of antibiotics, British researchers have warned. More

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