Monday, November 19, 2007

New 'superbug' may be killing hundreds

By Victoria Thake Last Updated: 1:47am GMT 19/11/2007

Hundreds of patients are dying each year from a new "untreatable" hospital infection, a leading expert has warned.
Pseudomonas is usually found in specialist wards and can cause a number of illnesses
Pseudomonas is dangerous because it is especially virulent in intensive care units and has become increasingly resistant to treatment, says Professor Mark Enright, an authority on healthcare-acquired infections.
"Pseudomonas is a nightmare for hospitals - a real struggle," said Prof Enright, of Imperial College, London.

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