Tag Archives: infection

Rare hospital infection hitting heart patients

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5404253/Is-blood-eating-hospital-bug.html A killer ‘blood-eating’ bacterial infection that may have affected thousands of British heart patients has claimed seven more lives in the past year, The Mail on Sunday has learned. The death toll from the hospital bug mycobacterium chimaera (MC), spread by contaminated heart surgery machines, continues to rise a year after the problem was […]

Why scarlet fever is making a comeback

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/health-fitness/body/scarlet-fever-victorian-diseases-returning-uk/ Antibiotics halted its spread last century, but now the disease is back with a vengeance. Lois Rogers looks at what’s causing the spike When Sarah Allen took her sickly, feverish toddler to the doctor, his red rash, high temperature and strangely coated tongue were dismissed as a virus that happened to coincide with a […]

Post baby operation linked to superbug infection

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-5355859/Post-baby-mesh-operation-linked-superbug-infections.html#ixzz5FTMFWXOB For more than a decade, Annette Power has had to take antibiotics at almost every mealtime. ‘I got through them like Smarties,’ says Annette. ‘I’ve had permanent infections for about 16 years — I’d finish one course of antibiotics on a Friday, the pain would come straight back and on the Monday I’d be given […]

Could viruses that eat bacteria solve the superbug crisis?

[contact-form][contact-field label=”Name” type=”name” required=”true” /][contact-field label=”Email” type=”email” required=”true” /][contact-field label=”Website” type=”url” /][contact-field label=”Message” type=”textarea” /][/contact-form] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4790402/Could-gargling-virus-solve-SUPERBUG-CRISIS.html As she stared down at her husband’s apparently lifeless body, Steffanie Strathdee was forced to contemplate the worst. Tom Patterson, her husband of 13 years, lay in a deep coma, the victim of an aggressive superbug; it had been more […]