drug resistance

8 articles
Drug-Resistant Leprosy Emerges in West Africa
Sep 9, 2016 | Kara Sewalk

  A recent publication in the Clinical Infectious Disease Journal highlights an investigation identifying a cluster of Guinean patients with drug...

Bacteria Without Borders: The Fight Against TB & Malaria
Jun 3, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

In this series on superbugs—meaning bacteria that are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics—we’ve looked at germs on a national level. But...

Sex and the Superbug: Meet Antibiotic-Resistant Gonorrhea
May 29, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

Here’s a tidbit you probably didn’t know: Gonorrhea is the second-most frequently reported “notifiable” disease, according to the Centers for Disease...

Is MRSA the Godzilla of Superbugs?
May 20, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

It kills thousands of Americans every year and can't be stopped by most antibiotics. Our best defense right now is really good hand-washing. Will...

Humans vs. Superbugs: Who Will Win?
May 6, 2013 | Anna Tomasulo

More and more, antibiotics are proving useless in the fight against many common diseases. Here's how we got here, and how we fight—and win—against...

Tuberculosis Without a Cure: TDR or XDR?
Sep 11, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

There is an overwhelming number of acronyms for the various forms of tuberculosis, and some debate about which strain coincides with what acronym....

Study Shows Malaria Is Over-diagnosed in Afghanistan
Aug 17, 2012 | Robyn Correll Carlyle

It seems logical to think that over diagnosing an illness would not bring too much harm – better safe than sorry, right? Wrong. A study, published...

India's Government Denies Totally Drug-Resistant TB
Jan 24, 2012 | Katharina Schwan

On January 13, Healthmap reported on the emergence of totally drug resistant tuberculosis (TBR-TB) in Mumbai at the Hinduja National Hospital and...