Drug-resistant stomach bug imported into the US, sickening over 200 people

April 3, 2015 9:44 AM

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Health authorities are concerned that a new strain of a drug-resistant stomach bug has found its way into the US and spreading fast, sickening over 200 people since medical authorities became aware of it last May.

“This is the first time we’ve documented this large an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant (shigella) linked to international travel,” said Dr. Anna Bowen, of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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