A report by Monika Martin
Authorities in Berlin are warning that visitors to a notorious night club may have been exposed to life-threatening Neisseria meningitidis. The KitKatClub is known for its kinky and anything-goes atmosphere.
In perfect shape one day, flu-like symptoms the next - followed by paralysis in an extremely short time. These are signs of a dangerous autoimmune disease. Patients need specialized medical care immediately.
The list highlights the threat of gram-negative bacteria that have built-in abilities to resist treatment and remain resistant to most antibiotics. The WHO doesn't think authorities are paying enough attention to them.
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