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First Drug-resistant Bacteria Case in US Is Not First in World

A nightmare scenario long feared by U.S. public health officials has now occurred — and good intentions may have contributed to it. Infectious-disease specialists are scrambling to identify the source of a bacterial infection in a Pennsylvania woman that does not respond to an antibiotic of last resort. Thomas Frieden, head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said the development meant that "the medicine cabinet is empty for some patients. It is the end of the...

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