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Bacteria Becoming Increasingly Resistant To Antibiotics, But New Vaccines Are On The Horizon

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January 14, 1999
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Streptococcus pneumoniae, bacteria that can cause life-threatening infections in adults and especially children, are rapidly becoming resistant to penicillin and cephalosporins such as ceftriaxone, the most widely used antibiotics currently available to treat bacterial infections, according to Moshe Arditi, M.D., author of an article in the November issue of Pediatrics and director of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

LOS ANGELES (January 11, 1998) -- Streptococcus pneumoniae, bacteria that can cause life-threatening infections in adults and especially children, are rapidly becoming resistant to penicillin and cephalosporins such as ceftriaxone, the most widely used antibiotics currently available to treat bacterial infections, according to Moshe Arditi, M.D., author of an article in the November issue of Pediatrics and director of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.


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