19 New Superbugs Threatens Antibiotic Safety Net

  16 September 2019

Officials said bacteria that cause common infections of the blood, bladder, kidney, and bowels had evolved new variants that could defeat the last line of antibiotic defenses, risking an untreatable illness pandemic, according to The Times.

While disclosing their strategy to deal with the “urgent threats” of infectious diseases, Public Health England said its laboratories had identified the 19 “new genetic mechanisms of antibiotic resistance” over the past decade in 1,300 samples from patients from all over the U.K.

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