Salmonella: Scientists Discover Drug-Resistant Strain of Bacteria

Researchers are warning of the emergence of a new strain of salmonella that is highly resistant to Cipro, the main drug used to treat infections with the bacteria. In some cases, samples were resistant to a suite of other drugs, including such antibiotics as amoxicillin, streptomycin, spectinomycin, gentamicin, sulfamethoxazole and tetracycline. Nearly 500 cases were identified in several European countries during the period 2002 through 2008, according to Dr. Fran├žois-Xavier Weill of the...Full Story
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