Emergence of Superbug a Concern as Walter Reed Team Finds Colistin-Resistant Plasmid | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A team in the Bacterial Diseases Branch of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research recently became the first to detect a species of bacteria resistant to an antibiotic-of-last-resort called colistin in a US patient's specimen, potentially heralding an era of "superbugs."

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