Month: September 2023

GLASS manual for antimicrobial resistance surveillance in common bacteria causing human infection

GLASS manual for antimicrobial resistance surveillance in common bacteria causing human infection

The “GLASS manual for antimicrobial resistance surveillance in common bacteria causing human infection” is out. This manual supersedes the “GLASS manual for early implementation” from 2015. It marks the second phase of GLASS implementation, adopting complementary surveillance and reporting approaches to accelerate empowering countries with representative quality and strategic information for policymaking. This version also […]

Growth of Gram-negative bacteria in antiseptics, disinfectants and hand hygiene products in two hospitals in West Africa

Growth of Gram-negative bacteria in antiseptics, disinfectants and hand hygiene products in two hospitals in West Africa

Check out Palpouguini Lompo‘s important findings in his newest paper in Pathogens  Antiseptics, disinfectants, and hand hygiene products can act as reservoirs of Gram-negative bacteria causing healthcare-associated infections. This problem is rarely documented in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa. In a cross-sectional survey, we assessed the bacterial contamination of antiseptics, disinfectants, and […]

Global genomic analysis of Salmonella Concord reveals lineages with high antimicrobial resistance in Ethiopia

Global genomic analysis of Salmonella Concord reveals lineages with high antimicrobial resistance in Ethiopia

Wim Cuypers published this interesting paper in Nature Communications! Antimicrobial resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Concord (S. Concord) is known to cause severe gastrointestinal and bloodstream infections in patients from Ethiopia and Ethiopian adoptees, and occasional records exist of S. Concord linked to other countries. The evolution and geographical distribution of S. Concord remained unclear. Here, […]