Study finds new patterns of antibiotic resistance spread in hospitals

Bacteria that cause infections in hospitals are increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics, and a group of bacterial species called Enterobacterales that are able to fend off a type of antibiotic called carbapenems are a particular problem. They cause difficult-to-treat, often fatal infections, and can spread between patients within hospital settings, creating outbreaks that can be hard to contain.
Bacteria that cause infections in hospitals are increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics, and a group of bacterial species called Enterobacterales that are able to fend off a type of antibiotic called carbapenems are a particular problem. They cause difficult-to-treat, often fatal infections, and can spread between patients within hospital settings, creating outbreaks that can be hard to contain.