Highlights / drug resistance

Economy, Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

‘Superbugs’ could kill hundreds of thousands, cost billions in just 30 years

A dire report from Canadian medical, veterinary and economic experts begins with the words, ”Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is now recognized as a global threat that if not addressed will have a devastating impact on the health and welfare of the »


New superbug yeast infection puzzles and worries researchers

A hardy yeast infection has researchers in Canada and around the world worried about the rise of a new generation of drug resistant superbugs. There are fewer than 20 documented cases in Canada so far but the fungus known as »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

UN health agency releases list of world’s 12 most threatening superbugs

The World Health Organization has released a list of 12 antibiotic-resistant bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health to prompt governments to invest in research and development of new antibiotics. These “priority pathogens” are resistant to multiple antibiotics »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

Needed: Action now on antibiotics and “superbugs”

Canada’s Auditor-General released a report this week on how well Canada is doing in terms of dealing with the increasingly worrisome phenomenon of drug-resistant bacteria, or “superbugs”. In this 2009 photo, the yellow dots are colonies of bacteria from tap »