American died 26 resistant to antibiotics superbugs

In the US, the world’s first recorded case of death from 26 resistant to antibiotics superbugs. About it reports BBC News.

The victim was a resident of Nevada. In August 2016 the woman returned to the United States after a holiday in India, during which he broke his right leg. In September the 70-year-old patient died from septic shock.

Specialists of the Center for control and prevention of diseases found in tissue samples of the bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae. Usually it is part of the normal microflora of the intestine, skin and the human oral cavity without causing disease.

However, this time it was her new strain was the cause of death of American women. Studies have shown that he was resistant to all 26 types of antibiotics available in the United States.

According to the chief researcher of the British research Center of antibiotics Dr. David brown, cases of infection with superbugs is extremely rare, but in the future may significantly increase.

Antibiotic resistance may develop as a result of natural selection, which promotes the dissemination of bacterial mutations giving the microorganisms the ability to resist drugs. Doctors are developing new techniques that will allow you to effectively treat diseases caused by superbugs. For example, the use of nanoparticles allows to kill up to 92 percent of the pathogens.