ECDC study estimates burden of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Related video An ECDC study estimates the burden of five types of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria of public health concern in the European Union and in the European Economic Area (EU/EEA). The burden of disease is measured in number of cases, attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). These estimates are based on data […]

33,000 people die every year due to infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Related video An ECDC study estimates the burden of five types of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria of public health concern in the European Union and in the European Economic Area (EU/EEA). The burden of disease is measured in number of cases, attributable deaths and disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). These estimates are based on data […]

What is male chlamydial urethritis?

Related video Symptoms Complications Diagnosis Treatment Prevention Takeaway Chlamydial urethritis is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation of the urethra. In males, the urethra is the tube that carries urine from the bladder through the penis to allow it to leave the body. Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that the bacterium Chlamydia trachomatis […]

Slime in showerheads could harbour dangerous lung bacteria finds study

Related video A study has shown that the showerheads contain slime that can be home to potentially dangerous bacteria which lead to severe lung disease. Mycobacterial bacteria are responsible for lung diseases explain experts. The study titled, “Ecological Analyses of Mycobacteria in Showerhead Biofilms and Their Relevance to Human Health”, is published in the latest […]

Survey finds ‘alarming’ percentage of families share leftover antibiotics

Related video Taking antibiotics when they’re unnecessary, or in the wrong dose or timeframe, fuels rising rates of antibiotic-resistant infections. Suggesting a need to step-up efforts to raise awareness about this risk, results of a new survey found parents commonly saved leftover antibiotics and gave them to others within and outside the family. An abstract […]