University of Florida

Researchers developing antibiotic drug to attack deadly superbug

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University of Florida Health researchers are developing new antibiotic drug combinations to attack one of the world's deadliest superbugs.

The superbug Acinetobacter baumannii, or A. baumannii, is a bacterial pathogen resistant to many antibiotics. Commonly found in hospitals, nursing homes and other health care facilities, A. baumannii is among the most challenging hospital-acquired pathogens in the world. It appeared at the top of the World Health Organization's 2017 list of priority pathogens that "pose the greatest threat to human...