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# superbugs - Friday 17 January, 2020

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.

# superbugs - Wednesday 10 July, 2019

Australian seagulls carrying drug-resistant superbugs, study finds

The gulls became infected after coming into contact with human faeces, the report said.

# superbugs - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Some hospital bacteria growing 'tolerant' to sanitisers

An Australian study has found that some hospital superbugs are growing increasingly tolerant to alcohol-based disinfectants.

# superbugs - Sunday 23 July, 2017

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics are leading to a dangerous resistance.

# superbugs - Friday 26 May, 2017

'Questions need to be asked' after outbreak of superbug at Dublin hospital

The CPE superbig was identified in Tallaght Hospital in mid-2015.

# superbugs - Friday 3 March, 2017

'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance Superbugs This post contains videos

'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.

# superbugs - Sunday 13 November, 2016

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”.

# superbugs - Tuesday 18 October, 2016

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.

# superbugs - Thursday 19 May, 2016

10 million people could die every year due to resistance to antibiotics

The overuse of antibiotics means common infections are becoming deadly.

# superbugs - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Irish discovery could help stop superbugs like MRSA

The nanotechnology has a 99.9% kill rate.

# superbugs - Thursday 19 November, 2015

'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.

# superbugs - Thursday 8 January, 2015

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.

# superbugs - Thursday 1 May, 2014

Poll: Would you take antibiotics that weren't prescribed for you? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# superbugs - Friday 22 November, 2013

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.

# superbugs - Friday 5 July, 2013

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 - Thursday 7 April, 2011

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.