“The Superbug Doctors have Dreaded Now In U.S.”
It’s the first time a Superbug which is a Colistin-resistant strain has been found in a person in the United States. Colistin is the antibiotic of last resort for life-threatened patients.
In November, public health officials worldwide reacted with alarm when Chinese and British researchers reported finding the colistin-resistant strain in pigs, raw pork meat, plus in a small number of people in China. The deadly strain was later discovered in Europe and elsewhere.
The arrival of the new Superbug, being called the “Phantom Menace”, CDC Director Tom Frieden said in an interview Thursday, May 26, 2016, “shows us that the end of the road isn’t very far away for antibiotics — that we may be in a situation where we have patients in our intensive-care units, or patients getting urinary tract infections for which we do not have antibiotics.”
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