Prevalence of Multi-Drug Resistant E. Coli Rising ICAAC 2 Reports


Infections with multi-drug resistant E. coli, which is also known as ESBL (extended spectrum beta-lactamase), have been assumed to be a hospital phenomenon. A recent analysis presented at The Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) surveyed records from five hospital across the USA (New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Texas, and Iowa) and identified 291 cases of ESBL E. coli infections over 12 months, but also found that 107 patients (37%) had acquired infections before they entered a hospital.

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Highest Recorded Rates of Drug Resistant Tuberculosis


Today the World Health Organization has released an updated report on the situation of drug-resistant tuberculosis around the world, and it’s reporting that drug-resistant TB rates are the highest ever recorded.

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