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Published August 22, 2012, 02:43 PM

Government gene sleuths stop superbug that killed 6

WASHINGTON — Over six frightening months, a deadly germ untreatable by most antibiotics spread in the nation's leading research hospital. Pretty soon, a patient a week was catching the bug. Scientists at the National Institutes of Health locked down patients, cleaned with bleach, even ripped out plumbing — and still the germ persisted.

By: Associated Press, INFORUM

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