CDC announces first case of antibiotic-proof ‘superbug’
May30

CDC announces first case of antibiotic-proof ‘superbug’

The findings of the study was reported on Thursday in a study appearing in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. Health officials are now working to interview the woman and her family to find how she may have gotten the bacteria, The Washington Post reported. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf said in a statement: “We are taking the emergence of this resistance gene very...

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Britain told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits US
May27

Britain told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits US

Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic. U.S. scientists said the infection in a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman “heralds the emergence of truly pan-drug resistant bacteria” because it could not be controlled even by colistin, an antibiotic reserved for...

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