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09-02-2017 8:52 AM


This is newsworthy enough to share here.

Triple Threat: New Pneumonia Is Drug-Resistant, Deadly And Contagious

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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.



  
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