infections

Antibiotic Resistance
4:59 pm
Thu August 30, 2012

Soil may be a source of antibiotic resistance

Scanning electron micrograph of the Pseudomonas bacteria.
(Courtesy of the Research Center for Auditory and Vestibular Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, supported by National Institutes of Health NIDCD Grant no. P30DC04665)

Soil bacteria may be helping to make disease-causing bacteria resistant to antibiotics.

That’s according to a new study out of Washington University.

Lead researcher, microbiologist Gautam Dantas, says he and his colleagues found seven genes in farmland soil bacteria that are identical to genes in human pathogens – and that provide resistance to a wide range of antibiotics.

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Health - Illinois
10:41 am
Fri December 16, 2011

Information about surgical infections at Illinois hospitals now online

The public can now compare surgical infection rates at Illinois hospitals using an interactive map.
(Illinois Department of Health)

For the first time, the Illinois Department of Health is making information about surgical infections in Illinois hospitals available to the public.

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