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Study: Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are stronger than expected

Accreditation Insider, July 28, 2015

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Antibiotic-resistant superbugs are more resilient than originally believed, according to a new study published in the July 22 issue of Science Translational Medicine. Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston examined the antibiotic resistance of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria, which cause lung infections.

The study found that mice infected with antibiotic-resistant strains were more likely to die without treatment than those infected with strains that weren’t drug-resistant. The study challenges the previous belief that antibiotic-resistant superbugs were not as strong as other bacterial strains.

Read the study abstract.



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