January 13, 2017

"Public health officials from Nevada are reporting on a case of a woman who died in Reno in September from an incurable infection."

Scientific American: Testing showed the superbug that had spread throughout her system could fend off 26 different antibiotics. By Helen Branswell

'“It was tested against everything that’s available in the United States … and was not effective,” said Dr. Alexander Kallen, a medical officer in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s division of health care quality promotion.

'Although this isn’t the first time someone in the US has been infected with pan-resistant bacteria, at this point, it is not common. It is, however, alarming.'

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