drug-resistant bacteria

A New 'Superbug' Emerges in India

Scientists say NDM-1, a new superbug from India that makes bacteria resistant to antibiotics, could spread around the world, aided in part by medical tourism. Meanwhile, MRSA infections, which are antibiotic resistant, have fallen in the U.S.

GSK Finds Potential Weapon Against 'Superbugs'

Drug-resistant bacteria has become a pressing public health problem, exacting a rising human and financial toll. GlaxoSmithKline announced that it has found a compound that could help attack such "superbugs".