Antimicrobial resistance

Kenyan hospital visits linked to increased exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Kenyan patients who spend more than three days in the nation’s hospitals are more likely to harbor a form of bacteria resistant to one of the most widely used antibiotic classes, according to a WSU-led study.

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Federal budget helps fund WSU infectious disease, mental health research

WSU is crediting strong support from the state’s congressional delegation with helping secure significant funding in the new federal spending bill signed into law last month by President Joe Biden.

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Arsenic-contaminated water associated with antibiotic resistance in children

A WSU-led study found a higher prevalence of antibiotic-resistant E.coli in rural areas of Bangladesh with high arsenic contamination levels in drinking water compared to areas with less contamination.