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Scientists Fear 'Nightmare Bacteria'

News this week of the discovery of a "superbug" was startling because such a bacterium, resistant to all forms of antibiotic medicine, had not previously been encountered in the United States. The head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dr. Tom Frieden, says this new bug is resistant to every antibiotic in a physician's arsenal of drugs, including Colistin. Colistin has become the antibiotic of last resort for American physicians fighting what Frieden...

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