The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) to be a ‘concerning threat,’ and estimates that the bug sickens some 20,000 Americans annually, killing approximately 1300 of them.
The United Nations, international agencies, and experts have released a report demanding immediate, coordinated and ambitious action to avert a potentially disastrous drug-resistance crisis.
This report presents the IACG’s response to the request from Member States in the 2016 political declaration and makes recommendations for urgent action for consideration by the Secretary-General, Member States and other stakeholders in the global response to antimicrobial resistance.
The mcr-1 gene was detected in one of 19 Galician Salmonella isolates recovered from mussels.
Misdiagnosis of infection strains in hospitals is leading to a public health crisis, as doctors treat these infections unnecessarily and ineffectively with antibiotics. To tackle this, new precision medicine solutions are being tested.
Data released today by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) reveal that antimicrobials used to treat diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans, such as campylobacteriosis and salmonellosis, are becoming less effective.
This free afternoon event is a public launch of a special issue of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. The authors will present the conclusions of an expert committee convened to discuss antibiotic use in food animal production and its relation to human health.
The plans outline the UK's contribution to containing and controlling antimicrobial resistance in health, animals, the environment, and the food chain.
Scientists from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) have introduced a prototype instrument that can directly measure antimicrobial resistant phenotypes at single-cell resolution from clinical samples within three hours, without the need for cell propagation.
This meeting will highlight the importance of Big Data and genomics in the fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It will showcase recent advances in the rapidly emerging field of machine learning to predict AMR, approaches to monitor and evaluate the global burden of disease, novel technologies for the diagnosis of drug-resistant infections, and the use of pathogen genomics to address critical questions relating to surveillance, epidemiology, transmission and treatment of drug-resistant infections.