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#Superbug

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.

From TheJournal.ie Gonorrhoea 'sometimes impossible' to treat due to antibiotic-resistance - WHO Superbug

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

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

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Tuesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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

From TheJournal.ie Doctors warn of 'end of the road for antibiotics' as drug-resistant superbug found in the US Resistant

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.

From TheJournal.ie This superbug is on the rise in Irish hospitals Concerning

This superbug is on the rise in Irish hospitals

MSSA is a much less threatening bacteria than MRSA.

From TheJournal.ie Queen's University team develops breakthrough anti-superbug gel Breakthrough

Queen's University team develops breakthrough anti-superbug gel

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

From TheJournal.ie MRSA superbug found on 23 newborn babies in Mayo General Hospital MRSA

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.

From TheJournal.ie Antibiotics for treating mastitis in cows was 'cause of new MRSA variant' MRSA

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.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9

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.

From TheJournal.ie Visiting restrictions remain in place at Limerick hospital Health

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.