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Woman dies from antibiotic-resistant bacteria when no antibiotics worked | KurzweilAI

Woman dies from antibiotic-resistant bacteria when no antibiotics worked | KurzweilAI

The death of a hospitalized patient in Reno Nevada for whom no available antibiotics worked highlights what World Health Organization and other public-health experts have been warning: antibiotic resistance is a serious threat and has gone global.

The patient — a female in her 70s — was admitted in for an infection and died in September 2016 from septic shock the CDC announced on Jan. 13. The patient had been treated for multiple infections in India before traveling to the United States. The infection that led to her hospitalization in Reno was caused by a strain of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE)* bacteria known as Klebsiella pneumoniae.

Source: Woman dies from antibiotic-resistant bacteria when no antibiotics worked | KurzweilAI