Jacob Riis Beach Reopens for Swimming After Bacteria Scare – NBC New York

A popular beach getaway for sultry New Yorkers is back open, and it’s not too soon for those looking to find some relief from heat index levels once again approaching 100 degrees. After being closed from Thursday through Friday, park officials announced that the Jacob Riis Park Beach would be open beginning Friday afternoon. The … Read more

CDC warns of fatal dangers of rare bacteria disease

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning Wednesday about a rare but serious illness called Melioidosis that has been detected in the Mississippi Gulf Coast region. According to the agency, melioidosis can develop when a person comes into contact with a bacteria known as B. pseudomallei. The bacteria was identified in soil … Read more

Rare, life-threatening disease-causing bacteria found in the United States for the first time

https://sputniknews.com/20220728/bacteria-causing-a-rare-potentially-fatal-disease-found-in-the-united-states-for-the-first-time-1097892740.html Rare, life-threatening disease-causing bacteria found in the United States for the first time Rare, life-threatening disease-causing bacteria found in the United States for the first time Although the disease caused by the bacteria in question is fatal in ten to fifty percent of those infected, the CDC suggests that the risk of this affliction… … Read more

Health advisory issued for Davis Island Beach due to high bacteria levels – CBS Tampa

Photo Credit: Jon Harsanje TAMPA, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County has issued a public health advisory for Davis Island Beach due to high levels of bacteria. This can be a potential risk to the swimming public, and swimming is not recommended for the community. Samples were … Read more

COVID-19 and Superbugs: The Pandemic Reversed Progress in Fighting Antibiotic-Resistant Infections

A surprising consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a surge in infections caused by superbugs, microorganisms that are resistant to antibiotics and antifungal treatments and often spread in hospitals. Hospital infections and deaths caused by superbugs each increased by at least 15% in 2020, the first year of the pandemic, a new report from … Read more

It’s not too late to stop ‘mass’ antibiotic overprescription – Saturday Mornings

The ‘mass’ over-prescription of antibiotics has taken hold of us and we need to be smarter in how we use them, according to Melbourne GP Dr Vyom Sharma. As well as using antibiotics, Dr Sharma suggests we should try to “reduce infections through vaccination and improve hygiene, particularly in low- and middle-income countries to reduce … Read more