Evidence of the first documented cases of tuberculosis (TB) spreading to humans from cats has been found in the U.K, Public Health England has announced. The two human cases were reported in the English counties of Berkshire and Hampshire, and are now being treated.
A study of 85 shopping trolley handles in parking lots of grocery stores, tested in 5 metropolitan areas across the US identified Escherichia coli on 18 trolleys (carts).
A blog from Saber Yezli summarises published data on the risks for spreading infection via banknotes.
During Antibiotic Awareness Week, starting November 18, The Lancet Infectious Diseases has launched a new Commission, entitled Antibiotic resistance—the need for global solutions.