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Apr 05, 2018

Apr 05, 2018
Scientist holding DNA sequence

Analysis reveals mechanisms behind pan-resistant pathogen

The isolate belongs to a strain of MDR Klebsiella that has spread globally.

Apr 03, 2018

Apr 03, 2018
carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae

CDC says its steps have limited the spread of 'nightmare' bacteria

The CDC says it needs to respond faster, earlier with each new threat.

Jan 04, 2018

Jan 04, 2018
Hodge test

2016 CRE outbreak in Kentucky highlights need for vigilance

Environment samples tested positive for the "nightmare bacteria," indicating a possible role of cleaning equipment.

May 16, 2017

May 16, 2017
Klebsiella pneumoniae

Study identifies rare superbug strain in Houston

More than a third of drug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae strains belonged to a clade never before seen at such high levels.

Jan 13, 2017

Jan 13, 2017
Klebsiella pneumoniae

Pan-resistant CRE reported in Nevada

The infection, which was resistant or non-susceptible to all available antibiotics, caused the death of a 70-year-old woman.

Nov 17, 2011

Nov 17, 2011

ECDC warns of rising antibiotic-resistance threat

(CIDRAP News) – New surveillance data in Europe show a steep rise in the percentage of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumonia, a drug-resistant issue seen as a growing threat in the United States as well.

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