Go to the Globe and Mail homepage

Jump to main navigationJump to main content

What makes superbugs super: an anatomy of drug-resistant bacteria Add to ...

As authorities work to stem the spread of CPE in British Columbia hospitals, we explain the characteristics of a superbug

Canadian hospitals need better warning systems when it comes to CPE, a potentially lethal superbug that has established a foothold in British Columbia, says a medical microbiologist who helped launch a provincial surveillance program for the bacteria (full story). Click through the animation below to see how a drug-resistant bacteria like CPE survives and spreads.

interactive-image

Follow us on Twitter: @GlobeBC