BAD BUG UPDATE

Bad Bug Update 01

Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 in BAD BUG UPDATE | 0 comments

Bad Bug Update 01

The latest new scary bug to become antibiotic resistant is one we are all to familiar with, klebsiella pneumoniae, which is the bacteria  coupon  that IS useD for validation along with the spore geobacillus  stearothermophilus. This  new strain is equipped with a gene that enables them to produce an enzyme that disables antibiotics to include carbapenam antibiotics, the last line of defense for infections that don’t respond to other drugs.This enzyme is called the klebsiella pneumoniae  carbapenamase or  “KFC”. This bug has been reported by hospitals in more than 20 states and  is spreading rapidly. It typically strikes the critically ill, and is fatal in...

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