The First Antibiotic-Resistant Virus Found In Pennsylvania

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The antibiotic-resistant strain was found last month in the urine of a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman.
Colistin is the antibiotic of last resort for especially dangerous types of superbugs, including a family of bacteria referred to as CRE, which health officials have dubbed “nightmare bacteria.” Sometimes, these superbugs kill up to 50% of patients.
It’s the first time this colistin-resistant form has been discovered in a person in the United States. In November, public health officials worldwide reacted with alarm when Chinese and British researchers reported finding the colistin-resistant form in in a few individuals in China and afterwards discovered in Europe too.


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