When We Lose Antibiotics, Here’s Everything Else We’ll Lose Too

November 21, 2013 2:53 PM

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When We Lose Antibiotics, Here’s Everything Else We’ll Lose Too

He was flown to Wellington Hospital where tests found he was carrying the strain of bacterium known as KPC-Oxa 48 – an organism that rejects every kind of antibiotic.

Wellington Hospital clinical microbiologist Mark Jones (said): “Nothing would touch it. Absolutely nothing. It’s the first one that we’ve ever seen that is resistant to every single antibiotic known.”

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