The new threat of drug-resistant microbes

the return of untreatable common infections? by Katherine H. West

Publisher: Western Schools Press in La Mesa, CA

Written in English
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  • Drug resistance in microorganisms.,
  • Communicable diseases -- Nursing.,
  • Nosocomial infections.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 91-93) and index.

Statementby Katherine West, Sharon Krystofiak.
ContributionsKrystofiak, Sharon.
LC ClassificationsQR177 .W48 1994
The Physical Object
Pagination93 p. :
Number of Pages93
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1122782M
ISBN 10187802549X
LC Control Number94060201

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Drug Discovery Targeting Drug-Resistant Bacteria explores the status and possible future of developments in fighting drug-resistant bacteria. The book covers the majority of microbial diseases and the drugs targeting them. In addition, it discusses the potential targeting strategies and innovative approaches to address drug resistance.

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The mighty rhinos living in a national park in Kenya face a new threat: microscopic, drug-resistant bacteria. Scientists behind a study in a recent issue of New York-based academic journal EcoHealth discovered that bacteria samples found in the endangered animals in Ruma National Park, a protected area on the shores of Lake Victoria in western.

A: There are several small pharmaceutical companies working on replacement drugs. But there doesn't seem to be anything new that could apply to a lot of drug-resistant bacteria.

On Nov. 13,the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report on antibiotic resistance threats in the U.S., warning that drug-resistant fungi.

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"Nightmare bacteria" with unusual resistance to antibiotics of last resort were found more than times in the United States last year in a first-of-a-kind hunt to see how much of a threat these rare cases are becoming, health officials said Tuesday.

That's more than they had expected to find, and the true number is probably higher because the effort involved only certain labs in each state.