The killer bug

Shnayerson, Michael
September 2002
Fortune;9/30/2002, Vol. 146 Issue 6, p149
Reports on a mutation of the Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) that is resistant to penicillin, methicillin, and vancomycin. Infection of a Michigan woman with a vancomycin-resistant strain; Effects of unstoppable infections in hospitals; Transmission of germs in hospitals; Vaccine from Nabi Biopharmaceuticals that may treat S. aureus; Gene mutations in S. aureus; Discussion that drug companies do not produce more antibiotics.


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