Fighting Increasing Number of Superbug Infections

Fighting Increasing Number of Superbug Infections

Two million illnesses were caused by antibiotic-resistant germs this year in the U.S. alone. At least 23,000 in the country died from them. If the situation was not bad enough, public health officials report that the number of superbug infections keeps increasing and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is asking for […]

Clostridium Difficile Colitis Could Be Combated With New Treatment

Clostridium Difficile Colitis Could Be Combated With New Treatment

Clostridium difficile colitis, which is also known as C. diff or C. difficile, is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon (colitis). Infection with this bacterium can lead to gastrointestinal distress, abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea, loss of appetite, nausea, fever, and even death. This type of infection is dangerous, potentially lethal, and at an all-time high in the U.S. […]

Antibiotic Resistance and Superbugs, CDC Warns of Dangers

Antibiotic Resistance and Superbugs, CDC Warns of Dangers

In December 2013, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released its report, Antibiotic Resistance Threats in the US, which detailed the growing dangers of antibiotic resistance across the United States. According to the report, more than two million people become infected with some form of antibiotic resistant bacteria each year, and 23,000 die as a […]