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Since the initial report, mcr-1-toting bacteria have been discovered on every continent.
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Once scientists grew these Staphylococcus lugdunensis bacteria in a lab dish, they were able to isolate a compound that’s lethal to another strain commonly found in the nose that can make us sick — Staphylococcus aureus. 617 more words
Many would argue that the discovery of Penicillin and antibiotics was a revolutionary step in the medical world as it provided physicians and medical professionals with the capabilities of directly combating bacterial issues that negatively affected individual’s health such as infections. 548 more words
For the second time, scientists detected a feared “superbug” — bacteria that cannot be killed by the best available drug for treating antibiotic-resistant infections — in an American patient. 560 more words
You may remember Angus the C. difficile sniffing dog.
The pooch was Vancouver General Hospital’s pilot project to see if a dog could sniff out the dangerous superbug, which is the most common cause of infectious diarrhea in hospitals and long-term care facilities. 392 more words
What on Earth is a superbug?
Imagine having an incurable bacterial infection that doctors can’t stop from spreading. How long have you got to live? You are asking yourself, how this can be possible in the 21st century. 1,113 more words