America sees first case of bacteria resistant to all antibiotics bacteria resistant to all antibiotics
Eastern Eye Staff
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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