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# Superbug

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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.
'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 linked to deaths of eight patients at Limerick hospitals
Of all the superbugs, CPE is the most difficult to kill with antibiotics.
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.
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.
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.
Simon Harris declares a 'public health emergency' for superbug
“We have seen a rapid and worrying increase,” said the Health Minister.
Gonorrhoea 'sometimes impossible' to treat due to antibiotic-resistance - WHO
An estimated 78 million people are infected with gonorrhoea every year.
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.
This superbug is on the rise in Irish hospitals
MSSA is a much less threatening bacteria than MRSA.
Queen's University team develops breakthrough anti-superbug gel
The gel can break down the protective biofilm surrounding resistant superbugs without damaging healthy cells.
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.
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.
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.