The Challenge of Antibiotic Resistance

Year Published: 
1998
Publication: 
Scientific American Archive Online
Publisher: 
Scientific American
Pages: 
46-53

Last year an event doctors had been fearing finally occurred. In three geographically separate patients, an often deadly bacterium, Staphylococcus aureus, responded poorly to a once reliable antidote—the antibiotic vancomycin. Fortunately, in those patients, the staph microbe remained susceptible to other drugs and was eradicated. But the appearance of S. aureus not readily cleared by vancomycin foreshadows trouble.

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Author (not in Network): 
Stuart Levy
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