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From TheJournal.ie Record number of patients were hit by dangerous hospital superbug last year 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.

From TheJournal.ie Four Irish hospitals failed to properly screen patients for new superbug 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.

From TheJournal.ie '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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie Hospitals are contacting thousands of patients to tell them they may have contracted a 'superbug' 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.

From TheJournal.ie 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.

From TheJournal.ie 400 new cases found of Irish patients with superbug that is resistant to 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.

From TheJournal.ie Simon Harris declares a 'public health emergency' for superbug Crisis Point

Simon Harris declares a 'public health emergency' for superbug

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