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From TheJournal.ie Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year Record Breaking

Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year

Over 660 new patients contracted the antibiotic-resistant bowel bug CPE from January to November – with 13 outbreaks currently across the country.

From TheJournal.ie Australian seagulls carrying drug-resistant superbugs, study finds Gull Please

Australian seagulls carrying drug-resistant superbugs, study finds

The gulls became infected after coming into contact with human faeces, the report said.

From TheJournal.ie Some hospital bacteria growing 'tolerant' to sanitisers Superbugs

Some hospital bacteria growing 'tolerant' to sanitisers

An Australian study has found that some hospital superbugs are growing increasingly tolerant to alcohol-based disinfectants.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance? Superbugs

Explainer: What is Ireland doing to tackle antibiotic resistance?

Misuse and overuse of antibiotics are leading to a dangerous resistance.

From TheJournal.ie 'Questions need to be asked' after outbreak of superbug at Dublin hospital Contamination

'Questions need to be asked' after outbreak of superbug at Dublin hospital

The CPE superbig was identified in Tallaght Hospital in mid-2015.

From TheJournal.ie 'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance Superbugs This post contains videos

'Epidemics' of TB and pneumonia could hit Ireland due to antibiotic resistance

Misuse and overuse of medication will “almost certainly lead to a health crisis”, it has been warned.

From TheJournal.ie Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging Superbugs

Use antibiotics as a 'quick fix' for a cold? It won't work and could be very damaging

Pharmacists have said misusing and overusing antibiotics is “one of the most significant threats to patient safety in Ireland”.

From TheJournal.ie Tasmanian devils could hold the key in a battle to save the lives of 10 million humans Mother's Milk

Tasmanian devils could hold the key in a battle to save the lives of 10 million humans

Milk from the marsupial could be used to battle superbugs.

From TheJournal.ie 10 million people could die every year due to resistance to antibiotics Superbugs

10 million people could die every year due to resistance to antibiotics

The overuse of antibiotics means common infections are becoming deadly.

From TheJournal.ie Irish discovery could help stop superbugs like MRSA IT Sligo

Irish discovery could help stop superbugs like MRSA

The nanotechnology has a 99.9% kill rate.

From TheJournal.ie 'Invincible' bacteria will make common diseases untreatable Worrying

'Invincible' bacteria will make common diseases untreatable

Scientists say when the gene becomes global it will mean doctors will not be able to treat common diseases like pneumonia.

From TheJournal.ie A new antibiotic could finally turn the tide against superbugs and drug-resistant infections MRSA

A new antibiotic could finally turn the tide against superbugs and drug-resistant infections

And it could be just start of the discovery of dozens of new antibiotics.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Would you take antibiotics that weren't prescribed for you? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you take antibiotics that weren't prescribed for you?

A warning has been issued this morning that the misuse of the drugs is leading to the rise of superbugs.

From TheJournal.ie Ireland's casual attitude to antibiotics leading to 'alarming rise' in superbugs Antibiotics

Ireland's casual attitude to antibiotics leading to 'alarming rise' in superbugs

A new campaign is being launched today to encourage better practice in relation to antibiotics among both doctors and patients.

From TheJournal.ie Over 20,000 Irish people contracted an infection in Irish hospitals Superbugs

Over 20,000 Irish people contracted an infection in Irish hospitals

Pneumonia and other respiratory infections accounted for 23 per cent of cases across Europe.

From TheJournal.ie Superbugs evolving faster than medicine, worried experts warn Healthscare

Superbugs evolving faster than medicine, worried experts warn

The World Health Organisation says drug-resistant bugs are developing at a rate that science will struggle to keep up with.