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Study confirms, clarifies pathways in 2008 superbug outbreak

Wednesday, November 22, 2017   (0 Comments)

In May 2008, a patient who had been transferred to Rush University Medical Center in Chicago from an acute care hospital in Indiana was found to be carrying a strain of carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP), a multidrug-resistant "superbug" that's known to cause severe and deadly infections worldwide but was extremely rare in the region at the time.

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