Eye on Superbugs Part 4: Acinetobacter baumannii

8.21.14  

Written by: Selective Micro Technologies 

patient-with-nurseFor this week’s section in the series “Eye on Superbugs”, we chose to showcase a superbug that is generally unknown: Acinetobacter baumannii. It has not been a major newsmaker, but due to its high resistance to multiple kinds of antibiotics and being very difficult to treat, it’s worthwhile to shed some light on this bug.

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Eye on Superbugs Part 3: CRE

8.15.14  

Written by: Selective Micro Technologies 

green CRE superbugIn this series “Eye on Superbugs,” we have discussed several types of superbugs, which are highly resistant to antibiotics. We are continuing on with that theme this week as we explore the superbug CRE. This infection is deadly, and unfortunately, there are limited treatment options available due to the superbugs extreme resistance to powerful antibiotics.

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Eye on Superbugs Part 2: C. diff.

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Written by: Selective Micro Technologies 

In this new series Eye on Superbugs, we are discussing Superbugs that are related to healthcare-acquired infections (HAI’s) and antibiotic related infections. The reason it is important to showcase these superbugs is that they are causing an abundant number of illnesses, hospitalization, and are responsible for thousands of deaths each year. It is also important to discover why these infections are occurring and how they are being spread in order to get better control over them.

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Eye on Superbugs Part 1: MRSA

7.31.14  

Written by: Selective Micro Technologies 

In this new series, Eye on Superbugs, we will be showcasing major bacteria (or bugs) that have been associated with illness and death within the United States. The bugs that will be showcased are the ones that can be killed by pure chlorine dioxide (pure ClO2), when used as a disinfectant.

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