Typhoid vaccine ‘works fantastically well’
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Typhoid vaccine ‘works fantastically well’

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50587608 By James Gallagher Health and science correspondent A new typhoid vaccine works “fantastically well” and is being used to help stop an almost untreatable strain of the infection, doctors say. Cases of the bacterial disease fell by more than 80% in trials,¬†published in the New England Journal of Medicine….

Antibiotic use falling but resistant infections rising
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Antibiotic use falling but resistant infections rising

This article was taken from:¬†https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50249849 By https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-50249849 There has been a 17% drop in the number of prescriptions for antibiotics written by GPs in England over the past five years,¬†latest figures show. But antibiotic-resistant infections are still rising – up 9% between 2017 and 2018, to nearly 61,000. Public Health England is urging the public…

Bacterial ‘striptease’ evades antibiotics
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Bacterial ‘striptease’ evades antibiotics

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49826085 By¬†James GallagherHealth and science correspondent, BBC News Bacteria have been caught “stripping off” in order to evade antibiotics and survive, scientists show. Researchers at Newcastle University filmed bacteria “undressing” and taking off their outer layer – or cell wall. Antibiotics can attack cell walls so scientists think this is…

Drug-resistant superbug spreading in Europe’s hospitals
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Drug-resistant superbug spreading in Europe’s hospitals

This article was taken from: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49132425 By ¬†James GallagherHealth and science correspondent, BBC News Superbugs resistant to emergency antibiotics are spreading in hospitals, a Europe-wide study shows. Drugs called carbapenems are used when an infection cannot be treated with anything else. The spread of resistant¬†Klebsiella pneumoniae¬†was “extremely concerning”, researchers from the Sanger Institute said. And…

Patients lives are being put at risk by sepsis delays, figures suggest
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Patients lives are being put at risk by sepsis delays, figures suggest

This article was taken from: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/04/patients-lives-put-risk-sepsis-delays-figures-suggest/ By Laura Donnelly,¬†health editor Patients‚Äô lives are being put at risk with one in four of those with suspected sepsis forced to wait too long for treatment, an investigation has found. Hospitals are meant to put patients on an antibiotic drip within an hour when sepsis is suspected –…