Tag Archives: drug resistance

Drug-Resistant “Superbug” Bacteria Reaches US

Yikes. From the Washington Post: For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean “the end of the road” for antibiotics. The antibiotic-resistant strain was found last month in the urine of a 49-year-old Pennsylvania …

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Study Warns Of Coming New Strains Of Drug-Resistant HIV

Scientists warn that new drug-resistant strains of HIV may develop this decade, causing “mini-epidemics” of their own. New research based on a novel mathematical model predicts that a wave of drug-resistant HIV strains will emerge in San Francisco within the next five years. These strains could prove disastrous by hindering control of the HIV pandemic. The model showed that surprisingly …

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