The low-down on biological warfare

Biological warfare: The early days Bioterrorism: Modern concerns Anthrax Smallpox Plague Cholera Tularemia A worrying future? “Biological weapons.” The phrase alone could send chills down the spine. But what are they? How do they work? And are we really at risk? In this Spotlight, we survey their history and potential future. Biological warfare has been […]

Bacteria in humans and animals continue to show high levels of antimicrobial resistance

February 28, 2018 Bacteria from humans and animals continue to show resistance to antimicrobials, according to a new report published today by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The report highlights some emerging issues and confirms antimicrobial resistance (AMR) as one of the biggest threats […]

It’s Time to Get Smart

Antibiotics can save lives in the face of severe infections. However, the overuse of antibiotics has created a major public health challenge across the globe: antibiotic resistance. With the development of antibiotic resistance, microbes like bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi are no longer killed or slowed-down by drugs. This means that typically treatable conditions, like […]

Klebsiella oxytoca infection: What you should know

Symptoms Causes Complications Treatment Medications Natural treatment Is it contagious? Takeaway Klebsiella oxytoca is a type of bacteria. A person has several naturally occurring Klebsiella bacteria in their intestinal tract, mouth, and nose. While Klebsiella oxytoca (KO) remains inside a person’s intestines, it is considered to be healthy and normal. If it leaves the intestinal […]

New proactive app could connect breastfeeding mothers with lactation consultants

February 27, 2018 A newly developed proactive app could instantly connect breastfeeding mothers with pediatricians or lactation consultants to help collect data, monitor patients and provide consultation and support while improving breastfeeding outcomes for new mothers. Azza Ahmed, an associate professor in Purdue’s School of Nursing, and Jeffrey Brewer, an associate professor of computer and […]