Team discovers, successfully treats new variant of antibiotic-resistant bacterium

Posted by on September 15, 2016 4:05 pm
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Researchers have discovered a new mutation in a highly antibiotic-resistant strain of E. coli that resists clearance by the body’s own immune system by inhibiting white blood cells that ordinarily kill and remove bacteria. In a new paper, the researchers describe the case that led them to discover the mutation, and offer suggestions for how to recognize and address this particular microbe if encountered in the future.

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