Monthly Archives: February, 2017

Bad bugs, bad bugs – whatcha gonna do?

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3D computer-generated image of a group of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter spp. Courtesy: CDC/ James Archer

The World Health Organization (WHO) today published a list of bacteria for which new antibiotics are urgently needed.

The bacteria are ranked using priority ratings of “critical,” “high” and “medium.”

Carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii tops the critical list, followed by carbapenem-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa¬†and carbapenem-resistant ESBL-producing¬†Enterobacteriaceae. Continue reading →

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