Scientists Discover New Cure for the Deadliest Strain of Tuberculosis – The New York Times

Once, a diagnosis of extensively drug-resistant TB meant quick death. A three-drug regimen cures most patients in just months.

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Two New Ebola Treatments Prove Highly Effective in Congo Epidemic – The New York Times

The therapies saved roughly 90 percent of the patients who received them early in the course of infection. Doctors hope patients will seek out the cures, ending the outbreak.

How a Chicago Woman Fell Victim to Candida Auris, a Drug-Resistant Fungus – The New York Times

The Borg-like disease evolves resistance to anything used within each patient.  Whatever survives each treatment passes on the survival trait.

The mysterious infection has appeared at hospitals around the world, but few institutions or families have discussed their experience.