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Antibiotic discovered that eliminates deadly superbugs

A group of scientists has discovered an entirely new class of antibiotics that appears to kill one of three bacteria considered the greatest threat to human health due to their drug resistance.

The bacterium Acinetobacter baumannii (known as “Crab”) is classified as a priority 1 critical pathogen by the World Health Organization (WHO), along with two other forms of drug-resistant bacteria – Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Enterobacteriaceae.

Antibiotic-resistant infections represent an urgent threat to human health, particularly those caused by a large group of bacteria known as Gram-negative bacteria, which are protected by an outer layer containing a substance called lipopolysaccharide (LPS).

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