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'Nightmare' bacteria found in the U.S. resists all known antibiotics

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 28, 2016 01:05 AM
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by Lacy Cooke last modified May 27, 2016

Worry over drug-resistant bugs has been mounting. In China last November, bacteria resistant to "last-resort drug" colistin was detected in pigs and people. Other countries began to research, and Europe and Canada discovered the bacteria as well. Now, government officials announced the first case in the United States. A 49-year-old woman in Pennsylvania went to the doctor for symptoms akin to a urinary tract infection, and did not respond to antibiotics. She had not traveled during...






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