- The US Dept. of Health and Human Services signed a potentially five-year deal with the pharmaceutical giant to fight against antibiotic resistance and superbugs.
- Researchers have discovered a powerful antibody in panda blood that could serve as the next frontier in the fight against increasingly prevalent superbugs.
- A new, potentially deadly strain of MRSA superbug has been found in British milk for the first time, revealing that the bacteria are spreading through the UK livestock population.
- Dogs can sniff out deadly hospital superbug not just from stool samples of the patients but also from the air surrounding patients in the hospital.
- Researchers have shown that the gastrointestinal illness that spread to various hospitals across the world was caused by two different but related strains of Clostridium difficile.
- The concern is that the plants are putting sewage workers at risk for contracting the bacteria, and that plants that do not treat water with chlorine may be leaving the most lethal strains.
- A boy from Minnesota died due to the NIH superbug infection. The boy was the 19th patient to contract the deadly infection caused by a drug-resistant strain of the bacterium Klebsiella pneumonia.