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The rising incidence of antibiotic-resistant ESBL-producing E. Coli

VOL: 100, ISSUE: 31, PAGE NO: 30Ann Shuttleworth, BA, is a freelance health care journalistThere has been growing concern about the rising incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in UK hospitals. However, the Health Protection Agency (2004) has now reported an increase in the incidence of urinary tract infections (UTIs) and cases of blood poisoning caused by another bacterium with resistance to most antibiotics (NT News, 27 July, p8).

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