scoop.co.nz - 4th May, 2017 Canterbury District Health Board is improving its hand hygiene performance, recording its highest score yet in the latest Hand Hygiene New Zealand report. Canterbury DHB scored a total of 83.3 percent adherence to hand hygiene opportunities, above the national standard of 80...

scoop.co.nz - 8th May, 2017 New Zealand’s native fungi could hold the answer to antibiotic resistance crisis Amid growing concern over the need to combat antibiotic resistance – considered one of the greatest public health threats of the modern age – a campaign has been launched to...

odt.co.nz - 6th May, 2017 When it comes to fighting antibiotic resistance, medical experts say the answer is in our hands. Good hand hygiene can reduce healthcare-associated infections and prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance micro-organisms within health settings. So what better way to spread the hand hygiene...

smh.com.au - 17th April, 2017 Thousands of patients are being exposed to potentially fatal superbugs because their doctors and other hospital staff are not washing their hands, new data shows. An audit of hand washing at 940 public and private hospitals in October found workers were not...

news.com.au - 27th May, 2016 A SUPERBUG resistant to all known medications has been found in the US for the first time. But an Australian pharmaceutical research company think they may have a solution to the superbug crisis. Recce Ltd has just developed a synthetic antibiotic, which...

biospectrumindia.com - 7th April, 2017 The Ministry of Health recommends that all health care workers need to get immunised against influenza. Flu or influenza is a viral infection that is highly contagious. Vaccines for this infection are available at the Gisborne Hospital, which is one of the...

debgroup.com A fly swatter is a device with no innate efficacy exhibited by the device itself but whose efficacy resides solely in the skillful hand and decisiveness of the user (loosely regulated pesticidal device).  Hand washing efficacy is much like the fly swatter, totally dependent on...

voxy.co.nz - 3rd March, 2017 Expert commentary by University of Otago Professor of Biochemistry Kurt Krause on the World Health Organization’s list of the most important antibiotic-resistant bacterial pathogens: "The World Health Organization has done a good job in compiling this global list, which includes all of...

gizmodo.com.au - 28th February, 2017 For the first time ever, the World Health Organisation has published a list of the 12 superbugs that pose the greatest threat to human health. The list, released Monday, is intended to highlight those antibiotic-resistant bacteria for which new treatments are most...

nzherald.co.nz - 14th November, 2016 Scientists are becoming increasingly worried about the threat of an antibiotic Armageddon but are Kiwis in the dark? As a week-long awareness campaign InfectedNZ kicks off, science reporter Jamie Morton talks to two leading Kiwi microbiologists. It's dubbed the "antibiotic apocalypse", the...