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Tuesday 5 December 2023 Dublin: 3°C

# Superbugs

This year
Mater Hospital nurse up for global award on leading change in infection control after pandemic
Jincy Jerry, a nursing manager who has an autistic son, says she experiences the health service from both sides.
All time
Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year
Over 660 new patients contracted the antibiotic-resistant bowel bug CPE from January to November – with 13 outbreaks currently across the country.
Australian seagulls carrying drug-resistant superbugs, study finds
The gulls became infected after coming into contact with human faeces, the report said.
Some hospital bacteria growing 'tolerant' to sanitisers
An Australian study has found that some hospital superbugs are growing increasingly tolerant to alcohol-based disinfectants.
Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?
Misuse and overuse of antibiotics are leading to a dangerous resistance.
'Questions need to be asked' after outbreak of superbug at Dublin hospital
The CPE superbig was identified in Tallaght Hospital in mid-2015.
'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance
Misuse and overuse of medication will “almost certainly lead to a health crisis”, it has been warned.
Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging
Pharmacists have said misusing and overusing antibiotics is “one of the most significant threats to patient safety in Ireland”.
Tasmanian devils could hold the key in a battle to save the lives of 10 million humans
Milk from the marsupial could be used to battle superbugs.
10 million people could die every year due to resistance to antibiotics
The overuse of antibiotics means common infections are becoming deadly.
Irish discovery could help stop superbugs like MRSA
The nanotechnology has a 99.9% kill rate.
'Invincible' bacteria will make common diseases untreatable
Scientists say when the gene becomes global it will mean doctors will not be able to treat common diseases like pneumonia.
A new antibiotic could finally turn the tide against superbugs and drug-resistant infections
And it could be just start of the discovery of dozens of new antibiotics.
Poll: Would you take antibiotics that weren't prescribed for you?
A warning has been issued this morning that the misuse of the drugs is leading to the rise of superbugs.
Ireland's casual attitude to antibiotics leading to 'alarming rise' in superbugs
A new campaign is being launched today to encourage better practice in relation to antibiotics among both doctors and patients.
Over 20,000 Irish people contracted an infection in Irish hospitals
Pneumonia and other respiratory infections accounted for 23 per cent of cases across Europe.
Superbugs evolving faster than medicine, worried experts warn
The World Health Organisation says drug-resistant bugs are developing at a rate that science will struggle to keep up with.