Patient safety - outbreaks in carbapenemase-producing Enterobact
Country of origin: UK
Click for Full Details: www.england.nhs.ukAn NHS England stage-two ‘resource’ patient safety alert has been issued to signpost providers of NHS care to resources developed to prevent the spread of carbapenemase-producing Enterobacteriaceae.
Enterobacteriaceae are a large family of bacteria that usually live harmlessly in the gut of all humans and animals, but, in the wrong place, can cause serious infections. Worldwide, a small but increasing number of strains of Enterobacteriaceae have become resistant to carbapenem antibiotics, which have been defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as critically important antibiotics.
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