America sees first case of bacteria resistant to all antibiotics


US HEALTH officials last Thursday (26) reported the first case in the country of a patient with an infec- tion resistant to all known antibiot- ics, and expressed concern that the superbug could pose serious danger for routine infections if it spreads “We risk being in a post-antibiot- ic world,” said Thomas Frieden, di- rector of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, referring to the urinary tract infection of a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman who had not travelled within the prior five months. Frieden said the infection was not controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic that is reserved for…

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