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MEDLINEplus: Nightmare scenario of antibiotic resistance has arrived, experts say.

Quote: "Medical experts have long described it as the nightmare scenario of antibiotic resistance: the day when staphylococcus aureus, cause of some of the most common and troublesome infections to afflict man, becomes resistant to the antibiotic arsenal's weapon of last resort, vancomycin.

The nightmare scenario has arrived."

Comment: Off-topic, but important.

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ยป Being pretty uninformed in these matters it is not clear to me why new antibiotic agents can't be found.  Is there an arbitrary limit to the number of antibiotic drugs?  Or is the just no money in the research.

I guess there may be money if people start dying in large numbers.

 

09/07/2002 19:23 by Matt Mower | Permalink | comments:
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