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The Superbug Resistant to Last-Resort Antibiotics Has Just Been Isolated in Humans

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For the first time, the colistin-resistant E. coli strain has been isolated in  a person in the United States.

Scientists reported the significant finding in a study published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy of the American Society for Microbiology. The superbug, which was isolated from the urine of a 49-year old woman from Pennsylvania, is a cause for alarm for public health.

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