Health alert in Spain issued by Listeria monocytogenes

Authors: Manuel Jesús Arroyo Pulgar y Verónica Sánchez Mercado Listeriosis is an infection caused by a pathogenic bacterium called Listeria monocytogenes. Is one of the most virulent foodborne pathogens and in hight-risk individuals like pregnant women, older adults and people whose immune systems are compromised. In these population, the infection can be mortal and, in Leer másHealth alert in Spain issued by Listeria monocytogenes[…]

Using of MALDI-TOF in hospitals

Authors: Buyun Qi, Alfonso García Naranjo, Manuel Jesús Arroyo Pulgar In our first post ‘World alert: Antimicrobial resistance‘ we discussed about the problem of antimicrobial resistance and the difficulty of fighting these infections, as well as the laborious and time-consuming current methods to identify these microorganisms. On the other hand, MALDI-TOF MS is a recent Leer másUsing of MALDI-TOF in hospitals[…]

World alert: Antimicrobial resistance

Authors: Alfonso García Naranjo, Buyun Qi, Manuel Jesús Arroyo Pulgar World Health Organization (WHO) defines the antimicrobial resistance as the change in microorganisms such as bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites, that render ineffective the medications used to cure the infections they cause [1]. WHO states this a major concern because a resistant infection may kill, Leer másWorld alert: Antimicrobial resistance[…]