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Extremely antibiotic resistant superbugs spreading in hospitals across Europe

05:46 EDT 30 Jul 2019 | Pharmafile

Antibiotic resistant superbugs are spreading in hospitals in Europe, according to a study published in Nature Microbiology.

The research shows that antibiotic-resistant strains of the bacteria Klebsiella pneumoniae are spreading through hospitals in Europe. Worryingly, the drug resistant bacteria are resistant to carbapenem antibiotics, the last line of defence in the antimicrobial arsenal. The bacteria are therefore regarded as extremely drug resistant (XDR).

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