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Superbug raises fear: Hospitals sound alarm on powerful bacteria
Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

In a petri dish, the new superbug resembles a colony of “shiny, pretty pink rods.”

But looks are deceiving, warned Mamta Desai, a manager of epidemiology and infection prevention department at Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center – disguised there in pink is carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae, a deadly bacteria unyielding to most powerful antibiotics that has arrived locally.