MRSA and Drug-Resistant Microbes

This information is useful for children, adults, and older adults
Why Yale Medicine?
  • We have an extensive archive of bacterial specimens to help with diagnoses.
  • We conduct antibiotic-resistant research.
  • Our hospitals and clinics use the latest and best practices to protect patients against drug-resistance microbes.

Superbugs and antibiotic resistance are catchphrases we hear often in the news. It can be hard to parse the hype from the actual harm. Here, we take a look at antibiotic resistance, how bacteria have evolved to be able to block our most powerful medicines, and what this means for medical care today. We'll also look at how Yale Medicine's Laboratory Medicine department is staying at the forefront of this urgent global issue.