The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Says Hospitals Making Progress Against Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs But More Work Is Needed

Adapted from MedlinePlus (Health Day) Health officials report that U.S. hospitals are making huge strides in the fight against antibiotic-resistance superbugs nevertheless, far too many people are becoming infected in health care facilities. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is advocating doctors, nurses and other health professionals to lead the fight against infections. Study senior author Dr. Clifford McDonald states, “It is reported that more than 700,000 patients in the United States are infected by bacteria and 75, 000 die from acquired infections.” He also adds, “In some hospitals, more than one in four infections are caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria.” The six common antibiotic-resistant bacteria are: Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae (extended-spectrum beta-lactamases) Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE) Multidrug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa Multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter For more information, please visit: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention press release, visit here: Reply Reply to All Forward More
Source: Network News - Category: Databases & Libraries Authors: Tags: Advocacy Public Health Source Type: news