Friday, January 10, 2014

Nightmare outbreak of drug-resistant bacteria discovered at a suburban Chicago hospital and they are now testing HUNDREDS of patients who could have been infected over a NINE MONTH period

44 infections have been confirmed in Northeaster Illinois, 38 of which come from the same hospital in Park Ridge

The bacteria- carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae- is rarely treatable using antibiotics because it has extremely high resistance levels

If the bacteria gets in a patient's bloodstream, there is up to a 50 per cent chance that it will be fatal

'Healthy people don't get' the bacteria which is almost always traced to hospitals and patients who have undergone endoscopic procedures

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