antibiotic resistance

0 Growing threat of antibiotic resistance recognized by WHO

An extremely rare microscopic image of drug-resistant bacteria. The WHO has added its voice to a booming choir warning of the global threat posed by antimicrobial resistance. Antimicrobial resistance extends to bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. The UN health agency says that the future is now for global resistance, in a report released…

0 World Health Day: How to make a terrifying message boring

Drug resistance. Here’s WHO’s Dr. Margaret Chan warning: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nk1rUDQwgDE Yes, it’s a pretty boring video presentation — unless you actually listen to what she’s saying. Then, it’s kind of terrifying.The drugs we have come to depend upon to protect us from infectious disease and other killers are losing their oomph.…

1 Latest Superbug Not a New Bug, Maybe Not Super. Just Evolution

CDC E. coli Two story themes have come out recently that should remind us that bacteria rule this planet. Bacteria were here first, they constitute most life on the planet, we wouldn’t survive without them and the best we can probably hope for is prudent accommodation. A big story over…