CDC monitoring new superbug with certain hot spots


A fungal superbug only recently reported in the U.S. has gotten a foothold, according to data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Patients in frail health, especially those in hospitals and long-term care facilities, are especially vulnerable.

SNF study encourages avoiding antibiotics for 'superbugs'


Treating drug-resistant bacteria with antibiotics may encourage other bacteria to develop, according to a new study. Researchers say this builds a case for providers to be extra judicious with their antibiotic prescribing.

UV light robot can kill 'superbugs'

A germ-zapping robot called Xenex is effective in cleaning hospital rooms and stopping the spread of superbugs, according to new research.

More health cases emerge involving new superbug

A superbug traced to India that has caused widespread alarm continues to pose a health treat.

Unnecessary hype surrounds new superbug, experts say

There is no evidence that a new superbug resistant to most antibiotics will be any more dangerous than other known superbugs, according to new reports.

Just another superbug


There's been a lot of discussion lately about a new superbug. Apparently, it may not be as "super powerful" as some people may think.

MRSA cases may be waning as fears of new superbug emerge

The number of cases of the dangerous methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria are declining, but a new superbug could be spreading from India, according to two reports.