French Academy of Sciences
The French Academy of Sciences was founded in 1666 and is resolutely committed to the advancement of science. It has advised government authorities in scientific matters and issues and continues to do this today. Only the microbiologists from this wider academy are listed below.
Klebsiella species cause a wide range of diseases including pneumonia, urinary tract infections (UTIs), bloodstream infections and sepsis. These infections are particularly a problem among neonates, elderly and immunocompromised individuals. This review summarises the tremendous progress that has been made to uncover the sophisticated immune evasion strategies of K. pneumoniae. The co-evolution of Klebsiella in response to the challenge of an activated immune has made Klebsiella a formidable pathogen exploiting stealth strategies and actively suppressing innate immune defences to overcome host responses to survive in the tissues.