In the United States found “superbacteria”, resistant to all antibiotics


In the United States identified the first case of infection that is not treatable by any of the known antibiotics. According to the American Center for control and prevention (CDC), the patient is a 49-year-old woman from Pennsylvania, who suffers from urinary infection.

According to a report published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and chemotherapy is discovered “superbacteria” itself is infected with a plasmid – a tiny fragment of DNA, which transmits gene called mcr-1 resistance to antibiotic, particularly colistin.

“This means the emergence of bacteria that are truly resistant to all drugs,” the study says. “We risk postantibioticski the world”, — said the head of the CDC Thomas Frieden.

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