Steno 'Superbug' Genome Shows Extreme Drug Resistance
... that the bacterium has an incredible ability to resist antibiotics and other drugs, according to soon-to-be-published findings.
Steno, short for stenotrophomonas
maltophilia , thrives in moist environments, such as around taps and shower heads, and can be transmitted to people. It is responsible for roughly 1,0...
Superbug genome sequenced
...research, since these patients will be treated with antibiotics against which Steno is largely resistant.
There are approximately 1,000 reports of stenotrophomonas
maltophilia (Steno) blood poisoning in the UK each year, with a mortality rate of about 30%. The organism is also found in the lungs of many adults wi...