10. A new superbug on the horizon
from By Dorothy L. Tengler
From Oct. 3:
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 23,000 Americans die each year from infections resistant to antibiotics, with at least 2 million people becoming infected with drug-resistant bacteria. But heads up: A new emerged superbug has been discovered. A fatal outbreak of ST11 carbapenem-resistant hypervirulent Klebsiella pneumoniae occurred in a Chinese hospital, according to researchers.
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