Excessive antibiotic use for children in low income countries

Between 2007 and 2017, children in eight low- and middle-income countries received, on average, 25 antibiotic prescriptions from birth through age 5 - up to five times higher than the already high levels observed in high-income settings. 

Bacteriophages may help to fight antibiotic resistance

Latest studies showed that bacteria-infecting viruses called bacteriophages, or simply phages, could kill different strains of the bacterium E. coli by making mutations in a viral protein that bound to host cells. 

Antimicrobial resistance is drastically rising

Researchers have shown that antimicrobial-resistant infections are rapidly increasing in animals in low and middle income countries. They produced the first global of resistance rates, and identified regions where interventions are urgently needed.

Antibiotics found in some of the world's rivers exceed 'safe' levels

Concentrations of antibiotics found in some of the world's rivers exceed 'safe' levels by up to 300 times, the first ever global study has discovered.

New bacteria halts growth of superbugs

Researchers analyzing soil from Ireland have discovered that it contains a previously unknown strain of bacteria which is effective against four of the top six superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics.

Dietary elements could eliminate the need for antibiotics

US researchers report that dietary iron supplements help to survive a normally lethal bacterial infection and resulted in later generations of those bacteria being less virulent.

Farm waste may be contributing to spread of antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Each year, farmers in the U.S. purchase tens of millions of pounds of antibiotics that are approved for use in cows, pigs, fowl and other livestock.

The "Nightmare Bacteria" Threatens The US

The study showed that more than 200 cases of infections with antibiotic-resistant bacteria known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, have been recorded and identified in 27 US states.

Report Finds World's Strongest Antibiotics Are Being Fed To Chickens

A report led by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism reveals that thousands of tonnes of colistin – what medics refer to as the “last hope antibiotic” – is being shipped to countries like India for use in livestock farming.

Big Ag + Big Pharma = Big Problems

Farm animals in the US, such as pigs, cows, and chickens, receive more than 80 percent of the antibiotics sold in the States.