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  • 2018
  • Washington, DC - October 30, 2018 - Researchers from the University of Colorado, Boulder have now shown that the regions in the United States where pathogenic mycobacteria are most prevalent in showerheads are the same regions where nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) lung infections are most common. (eurekalert.org)
  • biofilms
  • The team discovered that molecules produced by P. aeruginosa bacteria were able to hinder the development of C. albicans 'biofilms' on silicone, when the yeast cells clump together on the surface of the plastic. (bio-medicine.org)
  • streptococcus
  • Streptococcus is a common bacterium in and on our bodies. (hubpages.com)
  • The singular term "streptococcus" and the plural term "streptococci" are used as general names for all the different forms of bacteria belonging to the genus Streptococcus . (hubpages.com)
  • A test called a throat swab is often performed to confirm the presence of a streptococcus bacterium. (hubpages.com)
  • The streptococcus bacteria responsible for strep throat produce a toxin. (hubpages.com)
  • Group A streptococcus infections are pretty widespread. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Scientists from the NUS-HUJ-CREATE Inflammation Research Program based in Singapore have found that asparaginase (ASNASE) the enzyme that degrades the amino acid asparagine and serves as a common chemotherapeutic agent arrests Group A Streptococcus (GAS) growth in human blood and blocks bacterias proliferation, thus initiating a new potential treatment against deadly Streptococcal infections. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Howarth's team at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom genetically engineered the glue from a protein, FbaB, that helps Streptococcus pyogenes (S. pyogenes) bacteria infect cells. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • type of bacteria
  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are currently investigating reports that heater-cooler systems, such as the Terumo HX2 Temperature Management System, has been linked to a rare bacterial infection caused by Mycobacterium chimaera, a type of bacteria known as nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM). (druglawsuitsource.com)
  • To help physicians in other hospitals quickly identify this type of bacteria and to limit its spread, we're sharing our experience on how we treated this infection, as well as a test we developed to identify future cases. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • outbreaks
  • In the past 3 years, the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion has assisted in at least 10 investigations of outbreaks of gram negative infections. (cdc.gov)
  • These outbreaks have occurred in various healthcare facilities in the state of Ohio and have been controlled by aggressive infection control interventions. (cdc.gov)
  • In addition to these outbreaks, CDC's reference laboratory has confirmed carbapenemase resistance in bacteria for 32 other U.S. states. (cdc.gov)
  • antimicrobial
  • Now that we have discovered how Group A strep bacteria communicate with each other to coordinate the production of this toxin, we can target the signaling pathway for vaccine and antimicrobial development. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • SANIGUARD is a cost-effective, inorganic antimicrobial treatment that utilizes a silver ion-based technology to retard the growth of bacteria and odor-causing molds and mildews on treated surfaces and lasts for the expected life of the product. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Current methods to identify colonization with CRE or other resistant organisms rely on growing bacteria from fecal material in cultures, which are then subjected to antimicrobial susceptibility testing to determine in vitro susceptibility to antimicrobial agents. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Deadly
  • Researchers at the University of California , San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and the University of Wollongong in Australia have discovered that, 30 years ago, a virus infected the strep bacteria creating a deadly strain of flesh-eating bacteria that has evolved to produce serious human infections worldwide. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • researchers
  • Danish researchers have now proven that when molecular methods are applied, most bacteria causing infections can be found in just one day. (dti.dk)
  • Researchers wanted to know which method was most reliable to kill the bacteria and degrade the DNA associated with antibiotic reistance. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Treating a local population with a high baseline rate of MDR colonization alongside U.S. personnel "makes the practice of good infection control essential," the researchers conclude. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Researchers at Houston Methodist have solved a 100-year-old mystery, providing them a possible key to unlock a pathway for treating diseases caused by flesh-eating bacteria. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • The researchers found that a specific genetic mutation in the M1T1 strep clone controls the shift to this invasive form a property which they traced to an event that occurred about 30 years ago when a virus known as a bacteriophage infected the strep bacteria and introduced a new gene. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • New findings by civil engineering researchers in the University of Minnesota's College of Science and Engineering shows that treating municipal wastewater solids at higher temperatures may be an effective tool in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • The researchers grew these bacteria on chitin surfaces that simulated their natural habitat on crustaceans. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • The researchers know that the real number is actually much higher because the technique theyre using cant distinguish every strain of bacteria. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Further understanding of these interactions is likely to help researchers to develop new treatments for preventing S. aureus infections. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • In "Nature Communications" researchers from the University of Basel and the ETH Zurich explain how this bacterium attaches to the surface of the urinary tract via a protein with a sophisticated locking technique, which prevents it from being flushed out by the urine flow. (unibas.ch)
  • Prevention
  • We understand the crucial role infection prevention and patient safety efforts play in limiting the spread of MDROs and infections in today's hospital environment, and I'm honored to work with those in attendance to help inform strategies to curb the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria," says Lyles. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Coinciding with the first World Health Organization World Antibiotic Awareness Week, the Journal of Hospital Infection (JHI) has published new NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence)-accredited guidelines on the prevention and control of MDRGNB. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CRE infections most commonly occur in people with exposure to health care settings, like hospitals and long-term care facilities. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • humans
  • A gene present on the bacteriophage acquired by the M1T1 strep encodes an enzyme that allows the bacteria to escape being trapped and killed by neutrophils white blood cells that play a front line role in humans immune defense by pathogenic microbes. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • In addition, further research on the interactions between benign members of the human microbiome and bacteria, like S. aureus, that exhibit similar dual characteristics of living in harmony with and causing infections of humans, so-called pathobionts, could lead to the development of novel treatments for other diseases. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • At the same time it also provides great insight into a general mechanism of both bacterial infection and cell signaling events in higher organisms including humans. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • invasive infections
  • In general, the people who develop invasive infections have a chronic illness or are elderly, but this isn't always the case. (hubpages.com)
  • Our study provides a model of how natural selection, exerted by the human immune system, can generate hypervirulent bacterial variants with an increased risk of producing invasive infections, said lead author Mark Walker, PhD, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Wollongong. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • difficile
  • The paper is titled, "Use of Acid Suppression Medication is Associated with Risk for C. difficile Infection in Infants and Children: A Population-Based Study. (healthcanal.com)
  • known
  • They are known as lactic acid bacteria because they feed on carbohydrates and obtain energy by converting the carbohydrates to lactic acid. (hubpages.com)
  • Because if we had known there was flesh-eating bacteria, we wouldn't have entered. (theepochtimes.com)
  • The incidence of serious strep infections has risen dramatically in the last three decades, and this increase is largely attributed to the spread around the globe of a single strain of strep known as the invasive M1T1 clone. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • This mechanism, known as "horizontal gene transfer," allows the cholera bacterium to become more virulent by absorbing the traits of its prey. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • Grice suspects that high blood sugar, which is known to change the skins structure, likely encourages a specific subset of bacteria to grow. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • The people suffer from Duodenal Ulcer that is caused by bacteria infection known as H.pylori. (duodenal.org)
  • virulence
  • To decipher this mystery, an international research team led by professor Emanuel Hanski of HUJ, together with NUS Research Fellows Dr. Catherine Cheng Youting and Dr. Zhou Yiting, discovered a novel mechanism that influences GAS virulence at the early steps of the infection. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • The importance of this study lies in the fact that horizontal gene transfer is a widespread phenomenon in bacteria, and it contributes to the dispersal of virulence factors and antibiotic resistances. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • A recent study by senior-author Katherine P. Lemon, MD, PhD, and first-author Matthew M. Ramsey, PhD, along with Dr. Marcelo Freire at the Forsyth Institute, and with Rebecca Gabrilska and Dr. Kendra Rumbaugh from Texas Tech University, shows that when the two bacteria interact, Corynebacterium inhibits the virulence of S. aureus. (infectioncontroltoday.com)
  • risk of infection
  • People with compromised immune systems or serious underlying health conditions are more at risk of infection. (fox2now.com)
  • The release specifically mentioned a study published in July 2015 in the journal, Clinical Infectious Diseases, based on evidence from patient cases in Europe that alerted the hospital's infectious disease specialists to a previously unknown risk of infection. (fellermanlaw.com)
  • According to the journal, there is a risk of infection through aerosolized NTM bacteria escaping from the heater-cooler devises that are used during open heart surgery. (fellermanlaw.com)
  • chronic
  • In future, this will enable doctors to make a micro-biological diagnosis much more rapidly than today and thus to initiate the optimum treatment in time to prevent the infection from becoming chronic or fatal. (dti.dk)
  • This course will give you an introduction to bacteria and chronic infections. (coursera.org)
  • I was talking about these heaps which makes chronic lung infection. (coursera.org)