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#Superbug

# superbug - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

'Significant concerns' over infection control at Cork hospital following two superbug outbreaks Cpe

'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.

# superbug - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

Superbug linked to deaths of eight patients at Limerick hospitals Cpe

Superbug linked to deaths of eight patients at Limerick hospitals

Of all the superbugs, CPE is the most difficult to kill with antibiotics.

# superbug - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

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.

# superbug - Thursday 12 April, 2018

26 people have been hit with a superbug in the last four weeks Cpe

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 - Friday 22 December, 2017

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.

# superbug - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

Simon Harris declares a 'public health emergency' for superbug

“We have seen a rapid and worrying increase,” said the Health Minister.

# superbug - Friday 7 July, 2017

Gonorrhoea 'sometimes impossible' to treat due to antibiotic-resistance - WHO

An estimated 78 million people are infected with gonorrhoea every year.

# superbug - Tuesday 22 November, 2016

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# superbug - Friday 27 May, 2016

Doctors warn of 'end of the road for antibiotics' as drug-resistant superbug found in the US

Superbugs can be deadly, but not in all cases.

# superbug - Tuesday 1 December, 2015

This superbug is on the rise in Irish hospitals

MSSA is a much less threatening bacteria than MRSA.

# superbug - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Queen's University team develops breakthrough anti-superbug gel

The gel can break down the protective biofilm surrounding resistant superbugs without damaging healthy cells.

# superbug - Friday 12 October, 2012

MRSA superbug found on 23 newborn babies in Mayo General Hospital

Around 23 newborn babies have been found with the MRSA superbug in Mayo in the past seven months.

# superbug - Friday 3 June, 2011

Antibiotics for treating mastitis in cows was 'cause of new MRSA variant'

Scientists believe that cows’ milk could be the source of the new variant of meticilin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus identified in the UK and Denmark.

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Fears over the spread of new forms of deadly MRSA and E.coli bugs; checkout worker takes Tesco to court over lottery row; and Stephen Fry’s suicide fears.

# superbug - Wednesday 16 March, 2011

Visiting restrictions remain in place at Limerick hospital

There are visiting restrictions at Limerick’s Mid Western Regional Hospital following the outbreak of a antibiotic-resistant bacterium.