The death of antibiotics: We're running out of effective drugs to fight off an army of superbugs
From May 21:
In January, Columbia University revealed that four patients at its Irving Medical Center in New York had been sick with an unusual version of E. coli, a common gut bacterium. Although the news largely escaped attention in the media, it ricocheted through the world of infectious disease experts. E. coli is a relatively common bacterium and benign when it’s in the gut, where it usually lives, but in the wrong places — such as in lettuce or ground beef, or our bloodstream — it can turn deadly.
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