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Health burden of infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the EU/EEA

07.12.2022

In November 2022 the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) released its technical report ‘Assessing the health burden…

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WHO releases first-ever list of health-threatening fungi

15.11.2022

(Press release by the WHO, 25 October 2022) WHO on 25 October 2022 published a report highlighting the first-ever list…

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AMR kills more people than malaria and HIV

08.09.2022

A study published on 19 January 2022 in The Lancet estimates that 4.95 million deaths could be associated with bacterial…

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One health: Commission welcomes Member States’ support to designate antimicrobials reserved for humans

11.07.2022

On 4th July 2022, Member States have given their support to the establishment of a list designating antimicrobials to be…

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Phages attack bacterium

Blown up by terrorist, saved by virus

26.01.2022

BACTERIOPHAGES A woman was seriously injured in the 2016 terror attacks [in Brussels]. For two years, an infection in her…

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Fighting harmful bacteria with nanoparticles

10.01.2022

Multi-resistant pathogens are a serious and increasing problem in today’s medicine. Where antibiotics are ineffective, these bacteria can cause life-threatening…

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Water quality tests in Ireland are not good enough – the real picture is a lot worse

23.06.2021

Some 73% of the 148 beaches and lakes which are formally designated as swimming spots are deemed to be of…

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Ready to start traveling again this summer? Watch out for “super-bacteria”

23.06.2021

Dutch and American researchers at Maastricht University in the Netherlands took faecal swabs of 190 Dutch travellers before and after…

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Omani doctor on a mission to combat AMR

23.06.2021

“As an infectious disease specialist, by the time you get involved, there is nothing much you can do for the…

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