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Thai doctor warns over new bacteria resistant to all antibiotics

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BANGKOK, 17 February 2011 (NNT)-Assistant Professor Kamthorn Malatham of Mahidol University’s Faculty of Medicine revealed a new mutation that makes bacteria resistant to every antibiotic known to man has become more prevalent and soon no treatment will be able to cure patients who have them.

Assistant Professor Kamthorn said from his observation in Thailand that a number of bacteria developing resistance to antibiotic drugs have doubled in the past ten years. He cited Acinetobacter Baumannii as one of bacteria that has grown 30 times stronger in resistance.

The same bacteria are thought to have caused further sickness in patients in hospital as no drugs could kill them. Assistant Professor added that even the strongest antibiotic as carbapenems could do very little to harm Acinetobacter Baumannii.

NNT


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