Known in the United States the first case when the bacteria are resistant to any kind of antibiotics. Detailed in the report of the U.S. Department of defense.
49-year-old woman from Pennsylvania has detected the presence of a rare wand that is resistant to any antibiotics, even to colistin. Doctors sometimes use colistin as a last resort when other antibiotics are powerless.
The woman went to a clinic in Pennsylvania, where she had the urine found this bacterium. The test results were transferred to national military medical center. No other details were not known, including how a woman could become infected. We only know that she often traveled outside the U.S. within the last 5 months.
CDC and the health Department of Pennsylvania immediately mobilized to investigate the case and trace the contacts of the patient to prevent the spread of bacteria. The bacterium was discovered outside the United States. Doctors have seen cases in Europe, Canada and China.
According to the type of infection can cause the death of half of patients who become infected.
Antibiotic resistance has become a growing problem around the world. The world health organization warns that this is one of the biggest threats to global health today.
Although this is the first case in the US, scientists fear to face new superbugs that are resistant to antibiotics. The Department of health, which often warns doctors against overuse of antibiotics urged scientists to develop new drugs.
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