The MDR strains emerged earlier and are more widespread than thought.
The worrisome, deadly Klebsiella pneumoniae strains reported in China last week could be a harbinger.
The hypervirulent, highly drug-resistant, and highly transmissible strains killed all 5 infected patients.
More than a third of drug-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae strains belonged to a clade never before seen at such high levels.
An online calculator that predicts the risk for early onset sepsis (EOS) can cut antibiotic use in newborns nearly in half, according to a study yesterday in JAMA Pediatrics.
The authors call findings in gram-negative bacteria "especially worrying."
An international group reporting in Clinical Infectious Diseases said a 9-month-old who died of Ebola in Guinea after her parents showed no signs of the illness likely contracted the virus through her mother's breastmilk. Both the mother's milk and the father's semen tested positive for Ebola virus.
Klebsiella pneumoniae, E coli, and Acinetobacter all show increasing signs of resistance.
Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) has sickened four more people in Saudi Arabia in the past 2 days, one of them fatally, according to reports from the country's Ministry of Health (MOH).