Extremely drug resistant bacteria spreading through hospitals

Related video A new study found that a common bacterium responsible for chest infections and sepsis in sick people, and which fails to respond to the strongest antibiotics, is spreading through hospital contacts. The bacterium, called Klebsiella pneumoniae, is spreading through European hospitals, and some strains cannot be controlled even by carbapenems, an antibiotic category […]

Hospitals key in the spread of extremely drug-resistant bacteria in Europe

Related video New research has found that antibiotic-resistant strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae, an opportunistic pathogen that can cause respiratory and bloodstream infections in humans, are spreading through hospitals in Europe. Certain strains of K. pneumoniae are resistant to the carbapenem antibiotics that represent the last line of defence in treating infections and are therefore regarded […]

Risks of dying from pneumonia

Related video Risk factors Age Existing medical conditions Lifestyle Environment When to see a doctor Treatment Prevention Takeaway Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can be fatal. It causes the air sacs in the lungs to become inflamed and to fill with pus and fluid. Different types of pneumonia affect its seriousness. Pneumonia […]

Researchers map the most common bacterial cause of pneumonia around the world

Related video Researchers have mapped the most common bacterial cause of pneumonia around the world and revealed how these bacteria evolve in response to vaccination. Scientists from the Wellcome Sanger Institute, Emory University (Atlanta, USA), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention worked with many collaborators around the world to carry out a […]

Childhood respiratory disorders may be diagnosed with a smartphone

Related video Automated cough analysis technology incorporated in a smartphone app could help to diagnose childhood respiratory disorders, according to a study published in the open access journal Respiratory Research. Researchers at Curtin University and The University of Queensland, Australia, showed that a smartphone app had high accuracy (between 81% and 97%) in diagnosing asthma, […]