Until now, it was unclear how bacteria in hospital pipes could infect patients.
Resistance is also spread through the use of antibiotics in industrial farming. In the US alone, the daily consumption of
Children and athletes should wash their hands after playing outside and before eating, and they should change clothes immediately
The irony of modern health care is this: Hospitals and nursing homes, the pillars of our health care delivery, are the riskiest places for acquiring the infections most difficult to treat. On any given day 1 in 25 hospital patients has a health care-associated infection.
No doubt most of us have heard about probiotic supplements being useful for treating poor digestion, but that's only the beginning.
At the same time, non-prescription over-the-counter sales of antimicrobial drugs are common, increasing the risk for overuse
In 2012, there were 450,000 cases of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, and at least 10 countries have reported incidences
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