In the last 18 months alone, two new strains of MRSA-resistant superbugs
have evolved in farmed animals - pigs and dairy cows - but life has gone on as normal.
are infecting increasing numbers of people all over the world, killing an estimated 700,000 every year.
The emergence of antibiotic-resistant superbugs
is a major threat to the health and well-being of millions of Americans," said Lisa Gill, prescription drugs editor, Consumer Reports.
Doctors have long warned treatments must be found to combat superbugs
He explained that superbugs
are now a reality and it's crucial for healthcare practitioners to address them.
The light they emit, which has a wavelength just above UV, is powerful enough to kill superbugs
such as MRSA and C diff while posing no health risk to patients.
Patients should go into hospital knowing they will not be infected by a superbug
These molecules - known as restriction enzymes - control the speed at which bacteria can acquire resistance to drugs and eventually become superbugs
A lab technician at Brantford General Hospital were under an international spotlight for identifying a new strain of superbug
Unlike antibiotics, most lytic enzymes kill only a limited range of bacteria which allows researchers to target superbugs
while leaving surrounding tissue intact.
MRSA - methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus - is usually spread by touch and commonly occurs among people who are already in hospital where they are more vulnerable to infection.
Summary: DUBAI - While hospitals in Dubai are equipped with new superbugs
' surveillance systems, experts say that the need to monitor a new drug-resistant superbug
in the country is unnecessary despite the rapid spread of the bacteria internationally.
A researcher at Nottingham University said in a press release on Monday that he has found molecules in the brain and nervous system of cockroaches that kill superbugs
may not be an immediate threat to those carrying them, but can become dangerous to these very people after an operation when their immunity is low.
Dr Al Salman said superbugs
had increased over the past 10 years mainly due to the abuse and misuse of antibiotics, as well as patients not taking the proper dose or duration of antibiotics.