The 'Superbug' Doctors Are Freaking Out About Is Now In The US
The CDC says it's working with health officials in Pennsylvania to determine how the patient may have contracted the bacteria.By Katie Link | May 26, 2016
Researchers have long warned us that bacteria in our bodies is growing more and more resistant to antibiotics. But a new report indicates the end of antibiotics could be closer than we thought.
The study, released Thursday, discusses a case involving a 49-year-old Pennsylvania woman. Last month she tested positive for a strain of E. coli that's resistant to the "last resort" of antibiotics — a drug called colistin.
She's the first person in the U.S. to develop a type of bacteria that doesn't respond to any known antibiotic.