Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, June 9th, 1997
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) scientists confirmed that Staphylococcus aureus, also known as a staph infection, has for the first time defended itself from vancomycin, the last drug that can kill all its strains, The Dallas Morning News reported.
The newly discovered strain, found in Japan, demonstrated an "intermediate" level of resistance to the antibiotic. That's higher than any level previously known for staph.
"We have a situation which is very worrisome," said Fred Tenover, a...
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