Update: I was in error (long day at work). The article was published in Wired magazine
Seed Magazine, the meatworld Overlords of ScienceBlogs, has an article about Acinetobacter baumannii, a bacterium which can be resistant to virtually every antibiotic used to treat it–and in some cases, all antibiotics.
It’s pretty good, although I think A. baumanii is less of a problem than MRSA, for example. It’s also never been clear to me why the strains that circulate in hospitals are resistant to fewer drugs than those recovered from environmental trauma wounds (e.g., wounded soldiers). Anyway, I’m glad to see that this issue is getting the coverage it deserves in the scientific press (considering I was blogging about this in August 2005).
Here’s a list of some Acinetobacter related posts:
Acinetobacter baumannii: There’s a New Bug in Town
Acinetobacter: We’re All Going To Die!
MRSA and Acinetobacter
The Six Most Dangerous Microorganisms
Acinetobacter: It’s Worse Than We Thought