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'Nightmare' infection found in US for the first time

Strain of E coli resistant to colistin - an old antibiotic of last resort - seen in woman
Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 05:50
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A superbug resistant to all known medications has been found in the US for the first time, raising new concern about the dwindling effectiveness of antibiotics, the top US public health official said on Thursday.

Miami

A SUPERBUG resistant to all known medications has been found in the US for the first time, raising new concern about the dwindling effectiveness of antibiotics, the top US public health official said on Thursday.

The case involved a 49-year-old woman in Pennsylvania whose