Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Hospitals key in the spread of extremely drug-resistant bacteria in Europe

New research has found that antibiotic-resistant strains of Klebsiella pneumoniae, an opportunistic pathogen that can cause respiratory and bloodstream infections in humans, are spreading through hospitals in Europe. Certain strains of K. pneumoniae are resistant to the carbapenem antibiotics that represent the last line of defense in treating infections and are therefore regarded as extremely drug resistant (XDR).