Scientists discover potentially powerful antibiotic
USA Today - 01/08/2015
Scientists have discovered a potentially powerful antibiotic that can kill some of the most dangerous “superbugs” — serious infections that are resistant to standard medications.
Superbugs, which can’t be killed by antibiotics, are a growing threat to public health, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sickening 2 million Americans a year and killing 23,000. Researchers have warned that the world is at risk of entering a “post-antibiotic” era in which patients could die from formerly treatable infections and even routine surgeries could become dangerous.