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Triple Threat: New Pneumonia Is Drug-Resistant, Deadly And Contagious
Doctors in Hangzhou have detected a a type of pneumonia that is both highly drug resistant and very deadly. It also spreads easily between people.
The bacterium a type of Klebsiella pneumoniae killed five people in an ICU in Hangzhou in 2016, researchers reported Tuesday in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases.(...) "Failure to control its early spread right now, will make a global epidemic of carbapenem-resistant [CRE], hypervirulent K. pneumoniae hard to avoid," the researchers write.