Multidrug resistant intestinal illness spreading in US

April 2, 2015 7:31 PM

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Multidrug resistant intestinal illness spreading in US

According to a new report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), international travelers are transporting a multidrug-resistant intestinal illness to the United States and spreading it among Americans.

Between May 2014 and February 2015, Shigella sonnei bacteria, which is resistant to the antibiotic ciprofloxacin, sickened 243 people in 32 states and Puerto Rico.

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