Researchers report the genomic characterization of an unusual Klebsiella pneumoniae, nonsusceptible to all 26 antibiotics tested, that was isolated from a US patient.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers reported that more than 1,400 isolates of carbapenemase-producing bacteria were identified from clinical samples from 32 states during the first nine months of 2017.
The increasing incidence of multi-drug resistant organism infections has become a safety concern for patients across the continuum of patient care.
Azithromycin resistance in a S. Typhi pathogen would return developing countries to a pre-1948 scenario in which 15 percent of cases of typhoid fever end in fatality.
The guidance provides more than 100 recommendations on appropriate treatment for multidrug resistant (MDR) gram-negative bacterial (GNB) infections.
The Wellcome Trust is bringing together a new, international expert group, SEDRIC (Surveillance and Epidemiology of Drug-Resistant Infections Consortium) to improve our understanding and help reduce the global impact of drug-resistant infections.
Researchers who detected the drug-resistant typhoid cases confirmed that the newer type of water-borne disease was not responding to antibiotics.
The study found that antibiotic treatment of chronic infections can be optimized by targeting vulnerabilities of antibiotic-resistant pathogens.
Klebsiella bacteria, which cause significant morbidity and mortality, are becoming increasingly antimicrobial resistant.