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Researchers Uncover How Common Hospital Bacterium Becomes a Deadly Superbug


October 16, 2011 Researchers from an international team led by Monash University have uncovered how a common hospital bacterium becomes a deadly superbug that kills large numbers of hospital patients worldwide plus an estimated $3.2 billion each year in health … Continue reading

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New Gonorrhea Strain Resistant to Antibiotics


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Worried scientists have confirmed with the World Health Organization that a new, mutant strain of gonorrhea that is resistant to antibiotics has been isolated in a sex trade worker in Japan. The strain that used … Continue reading

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New Strain of MRSA Found in Humans and Cows


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com New Strain of MRSA Found The study, led by Dr Mark Holmes at the University of Cambridge, identified the new strain in milk from dairy cows while researching mastitis (a bacterial infection which occurs in the … Continue reading

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World Health Organization Calls for Action on Superbugs


By Ken Buben, President – FancyScrubs.com The superbug may be spreading globally and the WHO agency warned about it yesterday.  This one is called New Delhi metallobeta-lactamase, or NDM-1 for short, the enzyme destroys carbapenems, an important group of antibiotics … Continue reading

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Superbugs in New Delhi Drinking Water


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com Scientists have found superbugs in New Delhi drinking water used by local people for drinking, washing and cooking. The NDM 1 gene was found in two of the drinking-water samples and 51 of seepage samples, … Continue reading

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Superbug fears in Australia


By Ken Buben, President, FancyScrubs.com The Australian government has urged to take serious measures for the prevention of the bacterium Clostridium difficile’s Quebec strain after several people have been diagnosed with this. The standard form of this infection can cause … Continue reading

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Superbug in Alabama Hospitals


Another Superbug has hit in Alabama.  An avoidable bacterial infection got into the bloodstream of 19 patients, possibly causing the death of nine. Mark Strassmann of CBS News reports on the state’s new outbreak of so-called “superbugs.” This one got … Continue reading

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