Resistance to HIV drugs has crossed a dangerous threshold, according to a WHO report released yesterday.   In 6 of 11 countries surveyed in Africa, Asia and Latin America, 10% of people starting treatment for HIV had a drug-resistant strain of the virus. Reaching that 10%…

In a world where antibiotic resistance looms large as one of the greatest threats to public health, some scientists are questioning the longheld edict that a course of antibiotics must be completed even if you feel better. Their theory: Bacteria become more adept at…

A new study out of Durban, South Africa, on a rare and deadly form of TB found that most victims had contracted the disease from close contact with another victim, not as a result of treatment failure.  

Fungal infections, which already kill 1 million people each year, are developing resistance to frontline medicines. Researchers say fungicides on crops are a major reason behind the spread. The problem is similar to that of antibiotic resistance, but the arsenal of anti-…

Antimicrobial resistance summit to shape the international agenda Date: 21 September 2016Place: New York, USA

The future is dark, at least when it comes to the rise of drug-resistant superbugs, according to next week’s cover story in The Economist. This week, a UK study estimated that 700,000 people die annually from infections by drug-resistant pathogens and parasites. By 2050,…

Read the full report: TACKLING DRUG-RESISTANT INFECTIONS GLOBALLY: FINAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS