During Antibiotic Awareness Week, starting November 18, The Lancet Infectious Diseases has launched a new Commission, entitled Antibiotic resistance—the need for global solutions.
This week’s Eurosurveillance reports a study of 79 households in Germany with children suffering from gastroenteritis
A study of 67 mobile phones belonging to health care workers showed that touchscreen mobile phones are less contaminated than their keypad counterparts, and less likely to harbour pathogenic bacteria.
Evidence suggests that community-associated MRSA is increasing in prevalence in India with a recent multicentre study showing that 65% of community associated S. aureus were MRSA, and findings from another study showing that more than 70% of healthy carriers of S aureus harboured MRSA.
A study carried out in Oxford University Hospital NHS Trust area, between 2008 and 2011, suggests that only about 1 in 5 of C difficile infections are being spread between patients in hospital. There is growing awareness that community-acquired C.