...a category of bacteria that by some estimates are already killing tens of thousands of hospital patients each year.
Source: Pollack A. "A Rising Hospital Threat." The New York Times. Feb 27, 2010
In many respects it's far worse than MRSA. There are strains out there, and they are becoming more and more common, that are resistant to virtually every antibiotic we have.
Dr. Louis B. Rice, ID Specialist at Louis Stokes Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University
The fears for the dawn of a post-antibiotic era, at least for the three [Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Acinetobacter baumannii and Klebsiella pneumoniae] Gram-negative isolates evaluated in this review, appear to be justiﬁed.
Matthew E. Falagas, Ioannis A. Bliziotis, “Pandrug-resistant Gram-negative bacteria: the dawn of the post-antibiotic era?”, International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, Volume 29, Issue 6, June 2007, Pages 630-636
Infectious diseases physicians are alarmed by the prospect that effective antibiotics may not be available to treat seriously ill patients in the near future. There simply aren’t enough new drugs in the pharmaceutical pipeline to keep pace with drug-resistant bacterial infections, so-called ‘superbugs.’
Joseph R. Dalovisio, MD, IDSA President,(From “Bad Bugs, No Drugs”), July 2004
For Gram-positives, we need better drugs; for Gram-negatives, we need any drugs.
Dr. Brad Spellberg, ID Specialist at Harbor UCLA Medical Center