Research aims to prevent resistance to staph infection treatment

  17 June 2019

Researchers at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln are working to halt resistance to an antibiotic that treats serious staph infections in humans.

Staphylococcus aureus is a bacterium commonly found on the skin or noses of people and animals, even healthy ones. While this bacterium is a common cause of skin infections, it can invade other areas of the body and cause life-threatening infections. In fact, the bacterium causes more deaths in the United States than does HIV/AIDS.

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