Antibiotic-resistant superbug found in the United States

Bacterial resistance to so-called "last resort" antibiotics is considered a nightmare scenario for hospitals and other providers. It may have now become a reality in the United States. A patient at a military facility in Pennsylvania has come down with a bug, according to a new study published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, Officials have not disclosed the patient's condition. The presence of such a bacteria "basically shows us that the end of the road isn't very far away for antibiotics--that we may be in a situation where we have patients in our intensive care units, or patients getting urinary tract infections for which we do not have antibiotics," Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden told the Washington Post. Read the full article at FierceHealthcare

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