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A promising new antibiotic against serious nosocomial infections

Faced with the massive use of antibiotics, bacteria are constantly developing new defense strategies to protect themselves, to the point where they sometimes become completely resistant to them. Treatments against these bacteria are working less and less, leaving many patients at a therapeutic impasse. Each year, this antibiotic resistance directly contributes to 1.3 million deaths worldwide.

“Multidrug-resistant” strains are the most problematic because they acquire resistance to several families of antibiotics. It mainly refers to gram-negative (Gram-) bacteria, of which Acinetobacter baumannii which particularly affects hospitals. This bacterium causes infections including pneumonia, meningitis and urinary tract infections. Considered a serious threat by the WHO, it is one of the so-called “ESKAPE” pathogens that effectively evades the activity of antimicrobial agents…

Source: Le Figaro

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