A report by Monika Martin
The list highlights the threat of gram-negative bacteria that have built-in abilities to resist treatment and remain resistant to most antibiotics. The WHO doesn't think authorities are paying enough attention to them.
A young boy has died of anthrax in northern Russia, marking the first outbreak of the disease since World War II. A group of reindeer herders has also been infected with the bacteria in the remote region, officials say.
A strain of bacteria resistant to all known medications has been found in the US for the first time. Experts have long warned that overuse of antibiotics is creating drug-resistant bugs increasingly difficult to control.
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