Scientists have identified two genes that are switched on only when a child is suffering from a bacterial infection. This could allow doctors to quickly distinguish between a viral or bacterial illness, and identify early cases of potentially deadly infections.
A new study shows how viruses on hospital floors are rapidly spread to the hands of patients and hand contact surfaces both inside and outside the room. Although the risks in a household setting are less because the floors are less likely to be contaminated with harmful organisms, it demo
Bacteria are everywhere, including in the human body where it plays an important role in our health. Your bacterial ecosystem, referred to as your microbiota helps protect us from infections.
News Medical this week features an “opinion leader” interview with Professor Sally Bloomfield.
A new study suggests that clothing and linens are an under recognised vector for transmission of MRSA from a person who is infected or is an MRSA carrier