Tag Archives: Fight

How can governments fight antimicrobial resistance with policy?

Governments have a wide variety of policy options at their disposal to respond to the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, but many of these approaches have not been rigorously evaluated, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Susan Rogers Van Katwyk of the University of Ottawa, Canada, and colleagues. Antimicrobial… Read More »

To Fight Deadly Candida Auris, New York State Proposes New Tactics

New York State health officials are considering rigorous new requirements for hospitals and nursing homes to prevent the spread of a deadly drug-resistant fungus called Candida auris. The requirements could include mandatory pre-admission screening of patients believed to be at-risk and placing in isolation those patients who are infected, or even those just carrying the… Read More »

Antibiotic Alternative? A Virus to Fight Bacteria

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Viruses and bacteria are the culprits behind the infectious diseases that plague humans. Researchers recently turned one against the other, using viruses to wipe out a potentially life-threatening bacterium in a 15-year-old girl with cystic fibrosis. This old-time approach to battling bacterial infections… Read More »