'Nightmare Bacteria' Superbug Found for First Time in U.S

May 26, 2016 8:24 PM

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'Nightmare Bacteria' Superbug Found for First Time in U.S

A drug-resistant "superbug" that doctors have been dreading has shown up in the U.S. for the first time, researchers reported Thursday.

The bacteria has genetic changes that make it resistant to a last-ditch antibiotic called colistin and while it had been seen in Europe and China, no one in the U.S. had been seen with it before.

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