Shigella: What to Know About America's New Drug-Resistant Bug

April 3, 2015 4:42 PM

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Shigella: What to Know About America's New Drug-Resistant Bug

News that a stomach bug is becoming resistant to antibiotics is alarming, but before you start fearing the so-called new bug, there are a few things you should know.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported this week that the bacteria Shigella sonnei has become resistant to ciprofloxacin, the antibiotic that used to shorten the illness it caused and lessen its severity. The agency identified 243 cases of shigellosis in 32 states and Puerto Rico. T...

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