Deadly strain of MRSA now resistant to last-line antibiotics for infections

Posted on May 31, 2012

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(NaturalNews) As more and more bacteria and organisms in the world become resistant to

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the things that used to kill them, which in turn has kept humanity relatively safe and healthy, there is new evidence that a deadly strain of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) is now becoming resistant to last-ditch antibiotics.

Scientists say this new hospital-borne superbug has not spread thus far, but anyone who follows such developments knows that can’t be far away. In fact, doctors aware of the new superbug say “the risk that MRSA could eventually overwhelm even our last-line drugs is a very serious one,” Britain’s Daily Mail reported, adding that it’s a “dangerous organism in hospitals.”

Since 2002, U.S. researchers have known of the existence of the drug-resistant superbug CC5. So far, a dozen cases have been found.

The superbug has become very good at picking up resistance genes, which includes the one that makes it resistant to the antibiotic vancomycin, the last-line drug used to fight off MRSA infections acquired in hospitals.

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