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Hypervirulent, antibiotic resistant Klebsiella found in China
8 September 2017
A fatal outbreak of hypervirulent Carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae has been reported in August’s edition of The Lancet Infectious Disease. This convergence of antibiotic resistance, hypervirulence and high transmission rate within a single strain led to 100% mortality rate in infected patients.
Candida auris – spreading through UK hospitals
21 August 2017
Candida auris is a multi-drug resistant yeast that was first discovered in the ear of a Japanese patient in 2009. The yeast can enter the bloodstream via catheters, lines or other tubes entering the body and spread through the body causing serious invasive infections.
Colistin resistant Klebsiella pneumonia outbreak in Chinese Hospital
2 June 2017
A group of Chinese clinicians have reported an outbreak of MCR-1 producing Klebsiella pneumonia in a paediatric leukaemia ward.