Today’s Infectious Disease News (7/21/19)

Urinary Tract Infections Grow Resistant to Antibiotics

Antibiotic resistance is making Urinary Tract Infections, once an easily treatable condition, more difficult to cure. One study conducted in Great Britain found that one-third of UTI infections there did not respond to “key antibiotics”. Ampicillin, once the the most commonly used drug prescribed for UTIs, is no longer widely used because more than one type of UTI infection have developed resistance to it.

Full Story: New York Times

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