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UTI-causing bacteria becoming more resistant to treatment

Certain kinds of bacteria that cause urinary tract infections are becoming tougher to treat with current antibiotics, according to new research from Extending the Cure.

UTIs are the second most common infection in the United States. ETC, a project of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, recently released the research via ResistanceMap, its online antibiotic drug use and resistance tool.

The researchers determined that available drugs used to treat UTIs are losing their effectiveness. The overall share of resistant bacteria increased by more than 30 percent between 1999 and 2010.

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