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Colistin resistance detected in US patient for first time

Colistin resistance detected in US patient for first time
May 27, 2016

Colistin resistance has been detected in a patient in the United States for the first time, further magnifying fears over antibiotic resistance.

The discovery was made by Defense Department researchers who recently began looking for resistance to the last-resort antibiotic in specimens submitted to the clinical microbiology laboratory at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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