Cancer chemotherapy had weakened Mohammed’s immune system, allowing an infection with a highly resistant type of E. coli to take hold. His doctors were able to successfully treat him with last-line antibiotics.
Daphne Deckers, a Dutch author, television host and actor, campaigns to raise awareness about antibiotic resistance following her personal experience with an E.coli superbug infection (Courtesy of WHO/Europe)
Mallory Smith was born with cystic fibrosis but what killed her was bacterium called Burkholderia cenocepacia. It colonised her lungs when she was only 12 years old. What followed was 13 years of antibiotic treatments that worked until the bacterium became resistant to every single medication.
Antibiotics are being "overprescribed", leading to greater resistance, a former patient says. Kelly Strudwick was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection. (Courtesy of BBC)
Paolo fell ill with a serious urinary tract infection with an E. coli resistant to many antibiotics. It took two months and three courses of different antibiotics before his infection was successfully treated.
A healthy 11-year-old girl from Tucson, Ariz., who spent months in the hospital fighting several antibiotic-resistant infections and needed a lung transplant to save her life. (Courtesy of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, IDsociety.org)
A 19-year-old from the Seattle area battles several NDM-1 positive antibiotic-resistant infections as he recovers from a train accident that cost him his right leg. (Courtesy of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, IDsociety.org)
Just weeks after her wedding, Tatiana began feeling ill and was admitted to the hospital. The doctors then found out she had contracted MRSA. (Courtesy of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, IDsociety.org)
A seemingly harmless ear infection turns into a life-threatening MRSA scare for a 2 ½ year old boy. Braxe's father tells his story. (Courtesy of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, IDsociety.org)