The Post’s Lena Sun visited Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Md., where scientists there identified a strain of bacteria resistant to the last-resort antibiotic, colistin. 1,393 more words
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Connecticut toddler is 4th rare “superbug” case
NEW YORK — A fourth U.S. person has been diagnosed with bacteria resistant to a last resort antibiotic, but researchers are expressing relief that so far these… 405 more words
The threat of antibiotic resistance has become so dire that the United Nations General Assembly is holding a meeting to discuss it this month in New York City. 131 more words
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Since the initial report, mcr-1-toting bacteria have been discovered on every continent.
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