Walmart Pork Containing Superbugs Resistant to Important Antibiotics Found

Testing has revealed the presence of bacteria resistant to multiple antibiotics in pork products sold at Walmart stores in the eastern U.S., according to a report. Research conducted by non-profit World Animal Protection (WAP) identified several strains of bacteria in Read More …

CDC report: 35,000 Americans die of antibiotic-resistant infections each year

An estimated 35,000 Americans die of antibiotic-resistant infections each year — one every 15 minutes — according to a stark new report from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention that reveals that the problem is substantially greater than previously Read More …

UK unveils plans to fight threat of ‘antibiotic apocalypse’

The UK will cut drug-resistant infections by 10% and reduce human antibiotic use by 15% over the next five years as part of a new strategy to tackle so-called superbugs. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is considered one of the greatest threats Read More …

Superbugs kill 33,000 in Europe each year, says study

A study by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) estimates that around 33,000 people in the EU die each year after becoming infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The analysis, published in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, warned that the burden of Read More …