Doctors warn of spread of new superbugs
The Bureau of investigative journalism published a report about two thousand deaths from CRE superbugs.
This may be less than actual performance, as hospitals are not obliged to report all such cases. The details of the report can be found on the website of the organization.
Worse than MRSA: Doctors call for urgent action on deadly superbug threat: https://t.co/dqFDoArHhy by @madlendavies #AntibioticResistance pic.twitter.com/EzKomur1tJ
— The Bureau (@TBIJ) 24 APR 2017
The spread of enterobacteria resistant to carbapenemase (CRE) is a hazard due to the fact that the resulting diseases the majority of existing antibiotics are not helping.
According to the British Department of public health for 12 years (from 2003 to 2015) against infection with CRE died about 2000 people. However, in accordance with the provisions of the report, these figures may not reflect the whole picture: as himself admits, the Department, its experts do not know where did this infection and how many people die from it.
At the request of the Bureau only 97 of 136 report to National health service hospitals were able to provide data for CRE. In addition to the UK cases of infection with these bacteria is confirmed for Italy.
Experts insist that it is necessary to require hospitals to provide data on cases of infection CRE. “We need to make reporting compulsory for the funds. If we return to 1990s years, the message about MRSA (Golden staph methicillinresistant) was also optional. Only after hospitals have organized proper supervision and began to track what bacteria find in the blood of patients, we learned the extent of the problem. And then it turned out that some of the things we did wrong,” said Professor of Microbiology Manchester Metropolitan University Val Edward-Jones.