drug-resistant bacteria Stories
- A woman with an “extensively drug-resistant form of tuberculosis” is being treated at the NIH after traveling by plane from India to the U.S.; she spent time in Illinois, Missouri, and Tennessee.
- Bacteriophages, or viruses that infect only bacteria, could transfer antibiotic resistance genes between bacteria and make them resistant to drugs they have never been exposed to before.
- Scientists make the surprising discovery that vitamin C kills the antibiotic-resistant mycobacteria behind tuberculosis.
- Scientists are increasingly growing concerned about drug-resistant bacteria.
'Indian Superbug' Found in First Domestic Cat in US, Makes Carrier Resistant to Virtually All AntibioticsThe 'bug' is actually a gene that can travel on pieces of DNA that can move between organisms.
- Antibiotics are more complicated in structure than anti-viral or even anti-cancer drugs.