superbug

6 articles
Bacteria Without Borders: The Fight Against TB & Malaria
Jun 3, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

In this series on superbugs—meaning bacteria that are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics—we’ve looked at germs on a national level. But...

Is MRSA the Godzilla of Superbugs?
May 20, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

It kills thousands of Americans every year and can't be stopped by most antibiotics. Our best defense right now is really good hand-washing. Will...

The Nearly Unstoppable Superbugs
May 13, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

A particularly virulent type of bacteria called CREs, which include E. coli and Salmonella, is gaining in strength. Can we develop better antibiotics...

NDM-1 “Superbug” Now Acquired in Canada
Dec 13, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

The emergence of locally acquired NDM-1 in two Canadian hospitals raises concerns about “superbugs” and antibiotics’ future futility. NDM-1, or New...

New Superbug Found in US Hospital
Jun 27, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced two more cases of an emerging type of “superbug” last week. Two patients in a Rhode Island...

Superbug spreads and takes root: 9 cases of locally-acquired NDM-1 infection in South Africa
Oct 18, 2011 | Glory Song

Nine patients have been infected with the highly antibiotic-resistant, NDM-1 containing bacteria, commonly known as a superbug, at the Life Glynnwood...