Antibiotic Resistance Jun 2022

Stopping Superbugs
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest public health threats. And the food system has long been a major contributor to the problem due to the continued regular use of medically important antibiotics in animal agriculture (and other sectors, like citrus).

WHO Fact Sheets


Is the U.S. Doing Enough to Address the Meat Industry’s Role in Antibiotic Resistance?

https://civileats.com/2021/04/27/…


Organizations

Antibiotic Resistance Action Center

The Antibiotic Resistance Monitoring, Analysis and Diagnostics Alliance

Antibiotics Off the Menu

No antibiotics worked, so this woman turned to a natural enemy of bacteria to save her husband's life
This next link reads a little like the Reader’s Digest, but here goes …

No antibiotics worked, so this woman turned to a natural enemy of bacteria to save her husband’s life


Scientists and physicians at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, working with colleagues at:

the U.S. Navy Medical Research Center – Biological Defense Research Directorate (NMRC-BDRD),

Texas A&M University,

a San Diego-based biotech and

elsewhere,

have successfully used an experimental therapy involving bacteriophages β€” viruses that target and consume specific strains of bacteria β€” to treat a patient near death from a multidrug-resistant bacterium..

https://health.ucsd.edu/news/releases … novel-phage-therapy-saves-patient-with-multidrug-resistant-bacterial-infection.aspx


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