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A new publication is out called “May 19, 2016 – Tackling Drug-Resistant Infections Globally: final report and recommendations” and it highlights the antibiotic-resistant infections which are being seen for the 1st time in the U.S.
The review says “superbugs” could kill 10 million people each year and cost the world $100 trillion in lost economic output by 2050.
For the first time, a 49-year-old woman in Pennsylvania was infected with an E. coli which carried a gene for resistance against the drug colistin. She was successfully treated with an antibiotic. But, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, says “Antibiotic resistance is exploding in numbers as well as severity and the trends are alarming”.
Other countries have already seen multi-drug resistant superbugs that no antibiotic can fight. So far, the United States has not. But this sets the stage for that development, CDC officials said.