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Tuesday 28 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# cpe

All time
# Record Breaking
Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year
Over 660 new patients contracted the antibiotic-resistant bowel bug CPE from January to November – with 13 outbreaks currently across the country.
# Superbug
Four Irish hospitals failed to properly screen patients for new superbug
A new report reveals that a number of hospitals failed to properly protect patients from the CPE superbug.
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'Significant concerns' over infection control at Cork hospital following two superbug outbreaks
HIQA inspected the facility following the outbreaks in July and October last year.
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Superbug linked to deaths of eight patients at Limerick hospitals
Of all the superbugs, CPE is the most difficult to kill with antibiotics.
# Superbug Scare
Hospitals are contacting thousands of patients to tell them they may have contracted a 'superbug'
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes CPE as “nightmare” bacteria.
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26 people have been hit with a superbug in the last four weeks
Carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae is the newest superbug that is difficult to kill with antibiotics.
# Superbug
400 new cases found of Irish patients with superbug that is resistant to antibiotics
There has been 401 newly detected cases in 2017 compared to 282 in 2016.
# crisis point
Simon Harris declares a 'public health emergency' for superbug
“We have seen a rapid and worrying increase,” said the Health Minister.