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Some hospital bacteria growing 'tolerant' to sanitisers
An Australian study has found that some hospital superbugs are growing increasingly tolerant to alcohol-based disinfectants.
Irish discovery could help stop superbugs like MRSA
The nanotechnology has a 99.9% kill rate.
This superbug is on the rise in Irish hospitals
MSSA is a much less threatening bacteria than MRSA.
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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.
Yes, airplane seats are as disgusting as you feared
MRSA has been in Irish hospitals for 40 years, but it's getting more dangerous
New research at TCD is looking to find out which strains will become the most dominant.
TCD scientists find significant increases in MRSA strains outside of hospitals
Between 2002 and 2011, researchers identified a 44-fold increase in the prevalence of PVL-positive MRSA.
TCD researchers discover how MRSA bacterium is carried in human nose
Scientists say the discovery “opens new avenues” for reducing the number of MRSA infections.
MRSA superbug found on 23 newborn babies in Mayo General Hospital
Around 23 newborn babies have been found with the MRSA superbug in Mayo in the past seven months.
Rates of MRSA drop to the lowest recorded in Ireland
However, we still has a “relatively high” prevalence of the infection in comparison to the majority of European countries.
Measles cases on the rise - report
While incidences of MRSA were the lowest ever recorded by the HSE’s Health Protection Surveillance Centre, the number of measles cases in Ireland rose by 149 per cent last year.
Column: I died, but they brought me back - an MRSA survivor's story
Tony Kavanagh’s life as he knew it ended when a routine operation left him with MRSA. He tells about going from a thriving business career to the brink of death.
Antibiotics for treating mastitis in cows was 'cause of new MRSA variant'
Scientists believe that cows’ milk could be the source of the new variant of meticilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus identified in the UK and Denmark.
Researchers discover new form of MRSA superbug in two Dublin hospitals
An Irish study has found the new strain of the superbug in two Dublin hospitals as a separate British study finds the new infection originated in cows.
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.