Bacterial

Common Diarrhea-Causing Pathogen Unknown to Many People

May 17, 2019

Overall, though, acording to a survey, people are not as concerned as they were in the last survey in summer 2018. "Interest in consumer health topics is increasing steadily," says German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) president Dr. Andreas Hensel.

May 2019 Bug of the Month

May 3, 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.

Major Findings Help Scientists Understand Bacteria's 'Superglue'

April 30, 2019

The discovery, published today in Nature Communications by researchers from La Trobe University and the University of Queensland, provides details on how proteins in the outer membrane of bacteria -- the bacteria's 'superglue' -- are able to stick to and populate parts of the human body.

Scientists Reveal the Secret Superpower That Makes C. difficile So Deadly

April 24, 2019

A new discovery about dangerous C. difficile diarrhea has identified a new way that the bacteria - and possibly others like it - cause severe disease. C. diff is the most common hospital-acquired infection and estimated to result in 453,000 cases per year, with 29,300 associated deaths.

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