“Health officials are watching in horror as bacteria become resistant to powerful carbapenem antibiotics — one of the last drugs on the shelf.”

Via: Nature.com
24 July 2013

Nature, the International Weekly Journal of Science, has just published an excellent story on antibiotic resistance, complete with a large info-graphic and a pod-cast version. The article specifically discusses “a little-known class of antibiotic-resistant bacteria: carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CREs).

[…] CREs cause bladder, lung and blood infections that can spiral into life-threatening septic shock. They evade the action of almost all antibiotics — including the carbapenems, which are considered drugs of last resort — and they kill up to half of all patients who contract them.”

To view the info-graphic and the full article, visit: