April 2019 Bug of the Month

April 2, 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. 

Cancer-Prevention Drug Also Disables H. pylori

March 29, 2019

A medicine currently being tested as a chemoprevention agent for multiple types of cancer has more than one trick in its bag when it comes to preventing stomach cancer, Vanderbilt researchers have discovered.

Promising New Drugs to Fight TB

March 28, 2019

Tuberculosis (TB), an ancient and notoriously difficult disease to treat, has killed millions through the course of human history; and the antibiotics that have been used to fight the disease in recent history are becoming less and less effective.

Microgels Help Medical Implants Fend Off Bacteria

March 27, 2019

Joint replacements are among the most common elective surgeries, but around 1 in 100 patients suffer post-surgical infections, turning a routine procedure into an expensive and dangerous ordeal.

Salmonella Could be Addressed by Enhancing Body's Natural Process

March 26, 2019

Autophagy, the process of recycling cellular material in the body, can help combat Salmonella and other pathogens according to researchers at the School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick who have studied how autophagy can get rid of bacteria, and prevent diseases developing.

Pathogenic Bacteria Found in Wastewater Treatment Plants

March 22, 2019

Infections caused by drug-resistant bacteria are a global public health threat causing serious illness and even death. Strains of the bacterium Enterococcus faecium (E. faecium) are generally harmless in healthy people, but can be pathogenic in immunocompromised or severely ill patients. E.