Superbug

WHO warns of untreatable gonorrhoea superbug

WHO warns of untreatable gonorrhoea superbug

At least three people worldwide are infected with totally untreatable “superbug” strains of gonorrhoea which they are likely to be spreading to others through sex, the World Health Organization said.

Jul 07, 2017, 16:22 PM IST
'Superbug on ISS will help NASA understand its mutation'

'Superbug on ISS will help NASA understand its mutation'

 It can cause a variety of health problems, including sepsis, pneumonia and skin and bloodstream infections.

Feb 19, 2017, 17:27 PM IST
Superbug NDM-1: What you need to know, why it's so dangerous!

Superbug NDM-1: What you need to know, why it's so dangerous!

NDM-1 was first detected in a Swedish patient of Indian origin who travelled to India in 2008.

Jan 16, 2017, 13:37 PM IST
'New Delhi' superbug: US woman dies of infection resistant to all available antibiotics

'New Delhi' superbug: US woman dies of infection resistant to all available antibiotics

The woman, who died in Nevada in September, had been hospitalised in India with for a femur fracture and hip problems.

Jan 16, 2017, 09:31 AM IST

DNA: Analyzing the harmful effect of dreadful bacteria 'Superbug'

Analyzing dreadful bacteria "Superbug" and its harmful effects on infants. Watch complete news story of DNA for getting detailed updates!

Sep 25, 2016, 00:33 AM IST

DNA: Analyzing the harmful effects of superbug bacteria on infants

Analyzing the harmful effects of superbug bacteria and its effects on infants. Analyzing the Antimicrobial resistance of superbug and its effect on infants.

Sep 22, 2016, 00:36 AM IST

'Superbug' gene detected in second US patient

The gene was detected in an isolate of Escherichia coli that was originally recovered in 2015 from a patient in New York, according to the research published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

Jul 12, 2016, 08:37 AM IST

Copper can destroy MRSA 'superbug'

Frequently touched surfaces in busy areas -- such as hospitals, transport hubs and public buildings - may help spread MRSA.

Feb 24, 2016, 20:52 PM IST

Breast cancer drug may protect against killer superbugs: Study

 A common breast cancer drug could wipe out an antibiotic-resistant notorious superbug responsible for several difficult-to-treat infections in different parts of the body, according to a new research.

Oct 13, 2015, 23:04 PM IST

Breakthrough against hospital 'superbug'

Researchers have developed a cutting-edge new medical therapy that could protect UK hospital patients against a lethal superbug.

Jun 12, 2015, 17:50 PM IST

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.

May 11, 2015, 23:31 PM IST

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.

Apr 03, 2015, 18:02 PM IST

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.

Mar 05, 2015, 08:52 AM IST

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.

Feb 21, 2015, 05:47 AM IST

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.

Feb 20, 2015, 06:48 AM IST

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.

Feb 20, 2015, 03:16 AM IST

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.

Nov 07, 2014, 05:45 AM IST

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.

Oct 10, 2014, 16:44 PM IST

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.

Sep 11, 2014, 17:16 PM IST

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.

Sep 06, 2014, 20:07 PM IST