Uzbekistan has some of the highest multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) rates in the world with resistance found in 23% of new and 62% of retreatment cases. Why?  

Pollution from antibiotics factories in China and India is fueling the global rise of drug-resistant infections, according to a new report by the environmental advocacy group Changing Markets.   The group’s investigators uncovered highly questionable practices by the…

California likely is experiencing an epidemic of hospital-acquired infections, but most cases go unreported. The CDC estimates the infections kill as many as 75,000 people in the US each year; and officials say 7,500 to 9,000 Californians likely are among those killed.   …

Ants deploy bacteria to ward off invading fungi and microbes—a discovery stirring interest in the quest for new antibiotics.   Certain ant species sport bacteria that produce powerful antibiotic and antifungal agents, worn in the form of sugary white patches on their bodies…

UNITED NATIONS—To sustained applause, a high-level meeting at the 71st UN General Assembly adopted a political declaration on Wednesday that calls for a collaborative, global response to the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).

Today in New York, UN member states will sign a declaration to fight antibiotic resistance, adopting the same high-level approach used to rally resources around climate change.  

The UN General Assembly has convened a high-level meeting on a global health issue only 3 times in its history. The meetings addressed HIV/AIDS, noncommunicable diseases and Ebola). Tomorrow, it hosts the 4th: The UN General Assembly High Level Meeting on Antimicrobial…

  The United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York City will devote Wednesdsay to discussing the threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The High Level Meeting signals what a critical issue antimicrobial resistance (AMR) has become. In this preview interview with…

In a time of growing antibiotic resistance, researchers are eager for alternatives. Atlanta ethnobotanist Cassandra Quave has embarked on a project to collect and study plants and herbs that may yield compounds useful in the development of new treatments. Rather than…

More births in health care facilities in low- and middle- income countries translates to a reduced risk of sepsis to neonates and overall gains in child survival. But poor-quality facilities face grave risks from antimicrobial resistance, write Ramanan Laxminarayan and…