Antibiotic-resistant “superbacteria” conquers the planet

This is extremely dangerous pathogen for people with weak immune systems.

Pathogen, potentially fatal and is resistant to all known antibiotics, has spread to hospitals around the world, according to a study conducted by a group of experts from the University of Melbourne (Australia).

A study published in the journal Nature Microbiology, when founded on the analysis of samples collected in 78 health facilities from 10 different countries. The result revealed the presence of the bacterium Staphylococcus epidermidis (Staphylococcus epidermidis), emerged several decades ago.

The bacteria usually settles on the skin and may not necessarily lead to infection, but “in some people it can cause serious invasive disease requiring complex treatment,” quoted ABC News Australia Ben Howden, lead author of the work.

Epidermal Staphylococcus aureus is a dangerous cousin of S. aureus (Staphylococcus aureus), methicillin-resistant, which developed the resistance (resistance) to most of the antibiotics used to combat this type of infection.

He’s not usually affect healthy people, but patients with weakened immune systems, this bacterium can pose serious and even deadly. In addition, the alert should be those who have recently had surgery or have medical implants such as catheters and artificial joints.

The study shows that the inadequate prescription of antibiotics in intensive care can affect the evolution of this organism, the potential for infection which was undervalued.

“The increasingly use of antibiotics leads to the emergence of new drug-resistant bacteria,” notes Howden, adding that all the microorganisms present in hospitals, the development of medicine hazardous strains.