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Unyvero HPN Panel for Rapid Detection of Bacterial Co-Infections in COVID-19 Pneumonia

Bacterial co-infections in COVID-19 patients increase morbidity, mortality and AMR threat Rapid diagnostic tests are critical in this public health response The CE marked Unyvero HPN panel rapidly detects a broad range of clinically relevant bacterial pathogens and resistance markers in less than 5 hrs vs. 3 days by bacterial culture. (1) Bacterial co-infections are...

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Dangerous outbreak of carbapenemase-producing (NDM-1 and OXA-48) and colistin-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has reported an outbreak of Klebsiella pneumoniae from the sequence type (ST) 307 producing two different carbapenemases (NDM-1 and OXA-48) first detected in Germany. Since October 21st, 2019, seventeen (17) patients have been affected, showing clinical symptoms (sepsis, pneumonia, urinary tract Infection), across three different German hospitals….

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