Gram-negative bacteria Current Affairs, GK & News
ESKAPE is an acronym standing for bacterial pathogens commonly associated with antimicrobial resistance. ESKAPE is group of pathogens (Enterococcus faecium, Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Acinetobacter baumannii, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and Enterobacter species). ESKAPE pathogens are considered the leading cause of nosocomial (hospitalborn) and hospital acquired infections throughout the world. Two, an Indian company, Bangalore-based Bugworks Research, has ..
Topics: Acinetobacter baumannii • Bacterial Diseases • Community for Open Antimicrobial Drug Discovery • Drug resistance • ESKAPE • Gram-negative bacteria • Health • Hospital-acquired infection • Medical specialties • Medical terminology • Medicine • Pathogenic bacteria
El Tor is a particular strain of the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, the causative agent of cholera. It is also known as V. cholera biotype eltor, it has been the dominant strain in the seventh global pandemic. A recent study has found that this highly virulent and drug resistant form of cholera strain, originated from a ..
Topics: Cholera • El Tor • Gram-negative bacteria • Infectious diseases • Intestinal infectious diseases • Medical specialties • Medicine • Pandemic • Vibrio • Vibrio cholerae • Vibrionales • Waterborne diseases
Recently, researchers in the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore engineered a strain of E. Coli that can detect signs of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a leading cause of infection that can be fatal to patients with weak immune systems. Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a hospital superbug resistant to antibiotics. This specially designed bacteria produces a toxin that is ..
Topics: Antibiotic-resistant bacteria • Antimicrobial resistance • Bacteriology • Biofilm • Branches of biology • Gram-negative bacteria • Microbiology • Multiple drug resistance • Pathogenic bacteria • Pseudomonadales • Pseudomonas • Pseudomonas aeruginosa