Antibiotic Resistance

Salmonella and other bacteria continue to develop antibiotic resistance ©iStock

Antimicrobial resistance ‘biggest threat’ to public health

By Katy Askew

Bacterial resistance to antimicrobials in humans, animals and food is one of the “biggest threats” to public health that requires a joined-up approach from European Union Member States, according to a report out today (27 February).

Researchers said the public should not be overly worried by the findings

MRSA found in UK retail meat products

By Joseph James Whitworth

Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has been found in retail meat products from supermarkets in the UK.

Salmonella. Picture: Janice Haney Carr, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

CDC repeats antibiotic resistance message

By Joseph James Whitworth

Antibiotic resistance in foodborne germs is an ‘ongoing public health threat’, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), exactly the same message it delivered last year.


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