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Bad bug, no drugs: The real end of antibiotics?

By: John Ross, MD, FIDSA, Contributing Editor In September 2016, a woman in her 70s died of septic shock in Reno, Nevada, from an infection which was fully resistant to 26 different antibiotics. She had spent much of the previous two years in India, where she was treated for a hip fracture. The hip became infected, and after several more hospital stays, she returned to her home in Nevada. …

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