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Salmonella causing bloodstream infections in central Africa resistant to nearly all drugs

The first extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strains of Salmonella typhimurium, a pathogen which is responsible for millions of bloodstream infections per year in sub-Saharan Africa, have been identified in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Drug-resistance has increased in successive groups of S. typhimurium over time. These new strains are resistant to all but one of […]

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How Enterococcus faecalis bacteria causes antibiotic resistant infection: Genomic study of 1980’s outbreak at a Wisconsin hospital may provide targets for better treatment of hospital-acquired infections

A new study led by a research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Harvard Medical School describes how bacteria adapted to the modern hospital environment and repeatedly cause antibiotic-resistant bloodstream infections. Infections acquired by hospitalized patients are more often antibiotic-resistant than those that occur elsewhere, and hospitals invest considerable effort to prevent them. Despite […]

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PPD skin test for tuberculosis

Tuberculosis, or TB, is a bacterial infection that can affect any part of the body but most commonly affects the lungs. There are two types of TB infection: Latent infection: In the latent form of the disease, the bacteria are dormant, which means that they are not active. Someone with this condition does not feel […]

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New drugs against tuberculosis

The tuberculosis is in Germany only rarely. Worldwide the consumption is addiction but still a tölethal threat. New drugs should help The Röntgen of the lung is an important investigation in suspected cases of Tuberculosis The recording on the screen shows a lung. Somewhere in the upper area of bright light, delicate clouds in the […]

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Breakthrough for treatment of fibrotic diseases: Drug combination has potential to halt a process responsible for large numbers of deaths

Scientists have discovered a drug combination that could halt the progression of fibrosis — a condition believed to be responsible for almost half of all deaths — according to a study published in the journal European Urology. Researchers from Anglia Ruskin University, University College London and KU Leuven have spent seven years working on finding […]