The Key to Unlock Bacterial Fusion

June 21, 2019

Most people know Chlamydia as the venereal disease that can cause infertility if left untreated. But for researchers studying the causative agent, Chlamydia trachomatis, it’s a bacteria with intriguing properties. Rather than grow and replicate in the blood or other bodily fluids, C.

Salmonella Resistant to Antibiotics of Last Resort is Found in U.S.

June 14, 2019

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found a gene that gives Salmonella resistance to antibiotics of last resort in a sample taken from a human patient in the U.S. The find is the first evidence that the gene mcr-3.1 has made its way into the U.S. from Asia.

Exposure to Bacteria Begins in the Womb

June 5, 2019

Australian researchers have laid to rest a longstanding controversy: is the womb sterile? They carefully collected amniotic fluid samples from 50 healthy women undergoing planned Caesarean deliveries, and found that nearly all (36/43 viable samples) contained bacterial DNA.

June 2019 Bug of the Month

June 4, 2019

Infection Control Today is bringing back a much-loved feature, Bug of the Month, which helps educate readers about existing and emerging pathogens of clinical importance in healthcare facilities today.