Resistant bacteria complicate treatment options

April 7, 2015 10:48 PM

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Resistant bacteria complicate treatment options

An antibiotic-resistant bacteria is tearing its way across the country, infecting hundreds of people -- including several in Connecticut -- with some nasty intestinal distress.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a drug-resistant strain of shigella sonnei bacteria sickened at least 243 people in 32 states, including Connecticut, and Puerto Rico between May 2014 and February. The bacteria causes the diarrhea-inducing illness shigellosis, which affli...

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