The WHO is urging the agriculture industry against overusing antibiotics on livestock, hoping to curb resistance to medically important drugs for humans.    The new guidelines warn farmers against preemptively administering antibiotics to livestock.  

Sewage-dwelling viruses could kill the superbug crisis.   Tom Patterson was about to die from the antibiotic-resistant superbug “Iraqibacter” when his epidemiologist wife Steffanie Strathdee tapped into a little-used experimental treatment.     The US’ first intravenous…

A New Hub for AMR World leaders are looking to stem drug resistance with a new research hub in Germany. Bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites are increasingly resistant to drugs—a natural phenomenon exacerbated by overzealous use of antibiotics and pre-…

If you’re just testing your interest in population-level health or you’re a veteran public health-er, you may be a bit bewildered by the proliferation of the various “healths:” public health, global health, planetary health, one health… The differences can be squishy, the…

A year after the UN General Assembly agreed to combat the root causes of antimicrobial resistance, 129 of 151 countries surveyed said they have developed or are developing action plans.

India is one of the world’s largest consumers of antibiotics, but it is ill prepared for the threat of antimicrobial resistance, according to a new analysis published in the BMJ.   The authors examined PubMed studies, reports and policy documents on AMR, and patent…

Nowhere may the threat of antimicrobial resistance be higher than in the WHO-defined South East Asia region, which includes countries such as Bangladesh, Bhutan and India. Indeed, aggravated by such factors as lack of sanitation and hygiene, ease of access to antibiotics…

Researchers successfully applied bacteriophage therapy—which uses harmless phages, viruses that replicate within bacteria—to help a 68-year-old diabetic patient with necrotizing pancreatitis and a multidrug-resistant infection return to health.   Bacteriophage therapy holds…

On top of the threat to human health inherent in pumping chickens with antibiotics, the economics don’t add up, either.  

Today and tomorrow, the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing will host #AMRchat, a Twitter chat to discuss how to combat antimicrobial resistance and communicate information to patients and the public. 9 am today to 5 pm Friday #AMRchat