Drug-resistant 'superbug' strain of typhoid spreads worldwide

An antibiotic-resistant "superbug" strain of typhoid fever has spread globally, driven by a single family of the bacteria, called H58, according to the findings of a large international study.

Smoking makes superbugs more aggressive: Study

MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant superbug, becomes even more resistant to killing by the immune system when exposed to cigarette smoke, a new study has warned.

Second LA hospital issues alert over 'superbug'

The Cedars-Sinai Medical Center may have unwittingly infected nearly 70 patients with a treatment-resistant superbug, it said, becoming the second Los Angeles hospital to issue an alert.

Youth fighting ''superbug'' infection from Los Angeles outbreak

An 18-year-old man who was one of seven patients infected with a drug-resistant bacterial "superbug" during a medical procedure in Los Angeles was under 24-hour monitoring at a hospital as he fought a severe infection, his attorney said on Friday.

US FDA knew devices spread fatal ''superbug'' but does not order fix

US health regulators have known since at least 2009 that the medical devices at the center of the "superbug" outbreak at UCLA can transmit lethal infections but have not recommended any new safety requirements, a lapse that threatens patient safety, experts in hospital-acquired infections said.

L.A. hospital warns 179 patients possibly exposed to ''superbug''

A large Los Angeles teaching hospital has told scores of patients they were possibly exposed to a drug-resistant bacterial "superbug" during endoscopy procedures that infected seven patients and may have contributed to two deaths.

Drug-resistant superbug found in 1915 soldier killed by dysentery

Scientists who unlocked the genetic code of bacteria grown from a soldier who died of dysentery in World War I say it revealed a superbug already resistant to penicillin and other antibiotics decades before they were in common use.

College athletes more likely to carry deadly MRSA: Study

College athletes who play football, soccer and other contact sports are more likely to carry the superbug methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), suggests a study.

AMU scientist urges Health min to identify occurrence of NDM-4

Dr Asad Ullah Khan, Chief Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Biotechnology Lab, AMU headed the team along with other researchers which found the deadly bacteria also called the "super bug" from the hospital's sewage.

Aligarh scientists discover new superbug

A new variant of a superbug has been accidentally discovered by researchers at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), an expert here said.

Antibiotic resistant "super bug" found at AMU

A deadly bacteria variant known as NDM-4, which is also called the "super bug", has been found by the medical researchers at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College of Aligarh Muslim University from the hospital's sewage.

New class of superbug fighting antibiotics discovered

Researchers have discovered a new class of antibiotics to fight bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and other drug-resistant bacteria that threaten public health.

Scientists uncover keys to antibiotic resistance in superbug

A new study has revealed the mechanistic basis for how the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacterium became such a difficult pathogen over the previous 50 years, in which time it spread rapidly across the world.

Metals from antibacterial clay to help fight superbug MRSA

Researchers have now turned towards clay - a naturally occurring substance recognized since antiquity for its medicinal properties - to kill a range of pathogens.

World on verge of drug resistant red plague, warn experts

: A new plague of antibiotic resistant infections may emerge with even common urinary tract infections now resistant to conventional treatment, Australia`s superbug experts have warned.

Researchers identify superbug`s Achilles heel

Superbugs are resistant to antibiotics, making infections even more difficult to treat.

Potential new target in fight against `superbug` discovered

Infection by P. aeruginosa is a major cause of death in patients with Cystic Fibrosis.

Common antibiotic boosts spread of deadly superbug

New research has found that cases of MRSA - a bacteria that causes serious infections of the skin, blood, lungs and bones - decreased when prescriptions of ciprofloxacin were reduced, suggesting that the common antibiotic is helping the deadly superbug spread through hospitals.

Tea can kill hospital superbug

Cups of tea could be the key to fighting the deadly hospital superbug C.diff, according to scientists.

`Sex` bug growing resistant to drugs: WHO

The World Health Organization has said that Gonorrhea, a sexually transmitted disease that infects millions of people each year, is growing resistant to drugs and could soon become untreatable.