Public release date: 28-Dec-2009
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Contact: Steve Pogonowski
Faculty of 1000: Biology and Medicine
Drug-resistant urinary tract infections spreading worldwide
A sudden worldwide increase in an antibiotic-resistant bacterium is cause for concern, according to a review in f1000 Medicine Reports.
Faculty of 1000 member Dr Johann Pitout, of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Calgary, urges the medical community to monitor the spread of a multi-drug resistant bacterium before it becomes necessary to use more powerful antibiotics as a first response.