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#Superbugs

# superbugs - Friday 17 January, 2020

Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year
# Record Breaking
# Record Breaking

Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year

Jan 17th 2020, 6:00 AM 10,583 Views 3 Comments

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
# Gull Please
# Gull Please

Australian seagulls carrying drug-resistant superbugs, study finds

Jul 10th 2019, 11:19 AM 16,641 Views 23 Comments

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
# Superbugs
# Superbugs

Some hospital bacteria growing 'tolerant' to sanitisers

Aug 1st 2018, 8:30 PM 13,647 Views 16 Comments

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?
# Superbugs
# Superbugs

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

Jul 23rd 2017, 10:30 AM 13,179 Views 39 Comments

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
# Contamination
# Contamination

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

May 26th 2017, 7:02 PM 26,427 Views 27 Comments

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
# Superbugs

'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance

Mar 3rd 2017, 6:15 AM 11,918 Views 41 Comments

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
# Superbugs
# Superbugs

Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging

Nov 13th 2016, 7:45 AM 11,287 Views 25 Comments

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
# Mother's Milk
# Mother's Milk

Tasmanian devils could hold the key in a battle to save the lives of 10 million humans

Oct 18th 2016, 8:30 AM 13,178 Views 7 Comments

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
# Superbugs
# Superbugs

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

May 19th 2016, 9:06 AM 9,572 Views 53 Comments

The overuse of antibiotics means common infections are becoming deadly.

# superbugs - Thursday 21 April, 2016

Irish discovery could help stop superbugs like MRSA
# IT Sligo
# IT Sligo

Irish discovery could help stop superbugs like MRSA

Apr 21st 2016, 9:28 PM 17,078 Views 10 Comments

The nanotechnology has a 99.9% kill rate.

# superbugs - Thursday 19 November, 2015

'Invincible' bacteria will make common diseases untreatable
# Worrying
# Worrying

'Invincible' bacteria will make common diseases untreatable

Nov 19th 2015, 7:55 AM 19,577 Views 43 Comments

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
# MRSA
# MRSA

A new antibiotic could finally turn the tide against superbugs and drug-resistant infections

Jan 8th 2015, 12:02 PM 8,265 Views 21 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Would you take antibiotics that weren't prescribed for you?

May 1st 2014, 9:31 AM 14,750 Views 62 Comments

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
# Antibiotics
# Antibiotics

Ireland's casual attitude to antibiotics leading to 'alarming rise' in superbugs

Nov 22nd 2013, 6:30 AM 7,743 Views 32 Comments

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
# Superbugs
# Superbugs

Over 20,000 Irish people contracted an infection in Irish hospitals

Jul 5th 2013, 10:47 AM 4,998 Views 27 Comments

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
Live Apr 7th 2011, 4:30 PM

Superbugs evolving faster than medicine, worried experts warn