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A Superbug That Resisted 26 Antibiotics

This illustration depicts Klebsiella pneumoniae bacteria, which can cause different types of infections, including pneumonia, bloodstream infections and meningitis.

CDC

“People keep asking me, how close are we to going off the cliff,” says… 835 more words

Daily News

Drug-resistant superbug may be more widespread than previously known

One family of superbugs, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, may be spreading more widely than previously thought, according to a study published Monday (PDF) in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 1,445 more words

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Drug-Resistant Superbug May Be More Widespread Than Previously Thought, Study Says

One family of superbugs, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae or CRE, may be spreading more widely than previously thought, according to a study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 1,467 more words

Nation/World

Superbugs

A Nevada woman dies of a superbug resistant to every available antibiotic in the US

By Helen Branswell

The case involved a woman who had spent considerable time in India, where multi-drug-resistant bacteria are more common than they are in the US.

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'Superbug' Resistant to All Antibiotics Killed Nevada Woman

A Nevada woman in her 70s who’d recently returned from India died in September from a “superbug” infection that resisted all antibiotics, according to a report released Friday. 565 more words

CPE

Woman dies from bacterial infection after being treated with ALL existing antibiotics

(NationalSentinel) The encroaching, and widening, antibiotic resistance just took a major step forward this weekend, when a 70-year-old woman died from a bacterial infection at a Nevada hospital after being given  331 more words

Plague

Superbugs: we are out of time.

The exponential escalation of antimicrobial resistance, which leads to untreatable infections, has disturbingly reached dangerous heights. Considering the healthcare costs (around 1.6 billion €) and 70.000 deaths/year, bacterial resistance to antibiotics might be compared to the new millennium’s plague, affecting clinical practice and representing a substantial threat to worldwide health care systems (Fair, R.J., and Tor, Y., 2014). 1,981 more words

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