Printer Friendly

Super bugs biting back.

Byline: JENNY FRIEL

MORE than one-in-10 children may carry super bugs that won't respond to certain antibiotics.

Researchers at St Bartholomew's Hospital, London, and the Royal London School of Medicine found that 11 per cent of youngsters under the age of 10 were carrying a strain of E. coli that is resistant to chloramphenicol, a drug rarely given to children.

Dublin doctor James Keeley believes the study is worth looking into.

He said: "It's something that definitely needs to be checked out here."
COPYRIGHT 2001 MGN LTD
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2001 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:May 18, 2001
Words:83
Previous Article:HELLO, SEXY; Lopez is No 1 beauty.
Next Article:Galleon sinks pipeline route.


Related Articles
Bug Bites.
Giant bed bugs put the bite on Britain.
: Deadly bug is all washed up.
Letter: Matrons needed again.
Top experience.
Letter: YourView - Wash up.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters