Superbugs in hospitals. Each year these drug resistant bacteria infect more than 2 million people nationwide and kill at least 23000 according to the us. April 17 2015 imagine being sick in the hospital with a bacterial infection and doctors cant stop it from spreading. Hospitals not only provide optimum conditions for the evolution of superbugs but they also provide a plethora of inviting pathways for bacteria to get inside human bodies. Centers for disease control and prevention cdc.
Along with the updated annual progress report cdc released the antibiotic resistance patient safety atlas a new web app with interactive data on hais caused by antibiotic resistant bacteria. Hospitals still havent managed to control the spread of superbugs lurking in their buildings such as mrsa methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus the single most common source of hospital infections harming about 94360 people yearly and 18650 of them dying. However its important to remain aware of the potential risks so a seemingly minor hospital stay doesnt turn into a larger problem. Antibiotic resistant superbug bacteria grow up hospital drains and can splash out into sinks and onto counters researchers reported friday.
Learn how to reduce your risk of exposure to superbugs in hospitals. Cdcs annual progress report shows that progress has been made in decreasing hospital onset c. This so called superbug scenario is not science fiction. Whenever you or a loved one are in the hospital developing an infection from a dangerous superbug can leave you clinging to life.
A superbug resistant to all known antibiotics that can cause severe infections or even death is spreading undetected through hospital wards across the world scientists in australia warned on. And cdiff clostridium difficile which is responsible for between 165 and. Superbugs and hospital acquired infections can be a scary topic that you might not want to think about. Open wounds from.
Difficile infections by 8 percent between 2011 and 2014.