Deadly Superbug Just Got Scarier – It Can Mysteriously Thwart Last-Resort Drug

Deadly superbug just got scarier – it can mysteriously thwart last-resort drug

For the first time, researchers have discovered strains of a deadly, multidrug-resistant bacterium that uses a cryptic method to also evade colistin, an antibiotic used as a last-resort treatment. That’s according to a study of US patients published this week by Emory University researchers in the open-access microbiology journal mBio.