UN meeting tackles the ‘fundamental threat’ of antibiotic-resistant superbugs

All 193 UN member states have agreed to combat the proliferation of drug-resistant infections, estimated to kill more than 700,000 people each yearThe UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, said antimicrobial resistance is an essential menace to global health and safety at the first general assembly gratifying on drug-resistant bacteria. It…

Scientists Have Observed Bacteria Resistant To ‘Last Resort’ Drug

Scientists have discovered a bacteria mutation that they say is resistant to an antibiotic typically deemed "the last line of defense" against virulent stress of E. coli and pneumonia. In a reportpublished Thursday in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, a U.K.-based medical publication, the scientists wrote that they'd observed colistin-resistant bacteria…