In case you thought Gram positive bacteria like Staph. aureus were the biggest threat to life, the universe and everything, let us present a different angle on emerging Gram negative infections and related microbial threats. Here are some of our recent experiences:
- Enterobacteriaceae with AmpC beta-lactamases (abstract)
- Cellular virulence of Pseudomonas from cystic fibrosis patients in Dictyostelium model (abstract)
- Antibiotic susceptibility of Pseudomonas from cystic fibrosis patients (abstract)
- Emergence of multiresistant Pseudomonas in Western Australian hospitals (abstract)
- Antibodies to Burkholderia pseudomallei in northern Brazil (abstract)
- Report on World Melioidosis Congress (journal link)
But don’t let it get you down. There’ll be plenty more about emerging themes in Gram negative bacterial infection at the forthcoming European Congress next month. Check out the ECCMID congress programme here.