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Super-gonorrhea is here.

I have discussed a number of bacteria that are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics: KPC Klebsiella, and ANY bacteria containing the NDM-1 superplasmid. We also have known about increasing antibiotic resistance in the STD bacteria, Neisseria gonorrheae. Historically (meaning since the … Continue reading

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Uh-oh

Remember I told you that we were going to see more of NDM-1 in the US soon? The poster’s first response was to advise not to travel outside of the US. I am going to politely disagree. I think NDM-1 … Continue reading

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Very scary stuff

Are we creating monsters in real life? I think so. However, we seem to be fairly oblivious to the fact that they are out there and becoming more dangerous. Last week we discussed the dramatically higher incidence of VRE in … Continue reading

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