Research for infection protection

Bacteria incl. multiple drug resistances

Bacteria are single-celled microorganisms that may be resistant to an antibiotic or even to several antibiotics.

Multidrug-resistant (MDR) pathogens spread faster and faster and demand consistent hygiene management. In addition to Gram-positive pathogens such as MRSA, Gram-negative increasingly pose a major challenge to healthcare facilities. Here, you will find practical recommendations on how to deal with antibiotic-resistant pathogens and information on risk assessment and appropriate hygiene measures.

European Antibiotic Awareness Day on 18 November 2020 & World Antimicrobial Awareness Week from 18-24 November 2020: Use antibiotics carefully, prevent infections with multi-resistant pathogens!

Since the beginning, humanity has fought against infections caused by bacteria, viruses and other pathogens. This year, one of its representatives—the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2—made it onto all the front pages and has since...[more]

World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW)

This year's World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) of the World Health Organization (WHO) will take place in the week from 18 to 24 November 2019. With the annual global campaign week in November, the organizers want to raise...[more]

Infection protection in case of tuberculosis

Besides HIV/AIDS and malaria, tuberculosis (TB) is one of the most common infectious diseases worldwide. Although the number of new TB infections throughout the world decreases by 2 per cent per year [1], in 2017 around 1.6...[more]

Hygiene management in case of multidrug-resistant Gram-negative (MRGN) pathogens

In outpatient and inpatient care facilities around the globe, multidrug-resistant Gram-negative (MRGN) bacilli develop into a serious danger. Two thirds of the deaths linked to nosocomial infection are attributed to MRGN already....[more]

Hygiene measures in case of EHEC

Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli, or EHEC for short, are E. coli bacteria able to produce toxins in the body, causing the currently occurring severe EHEC infections.
New strain The pathogen responsible for the current EHEC...[more]

Hygiene measures in the event of ESBL/CRE

The increasing prevalence of gram-negative Enterobacteriaceae being resistant to antibiotics poses new challenges to healthcare facilities around the globe. Enterobacteriaceae that are able to form enzymes with extended...[more]