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"The Times" reported on June 6,Several hospitals in Melbourne, including St Vincent's Hospital, have found a deadly superbug, and the death rate of infected people is as high as 50%.At present, two patients infected with this germ may lose their lives.

Currently,All hospitals in Victoria are on high alert. Acting Chief Health OfficerFinn Romanes ordered today All hospitals are required to strictly control the infection procedure to prevent thisCarbapenem resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE, Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacter spp.) bacteria are further spread.

Romanes said laboratory results showed that more and more people in Victoria were infected with CRE, one of which was calledKlebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase-producing bacteria (KPC)The growth of the virus is the most, and this virus was discovered in St Vincent's Hospital.


So far, three patients in St Vincent's Hospital have been infected with the pathogen.

Romanes said, Victoria’s major medical service agencies have mentioned in their briefings on the need to strictly control this highly infectious bacteria.

What is CRE?

The full name of CRE is Carbapenem-resistant Enterobacter. Because of its strong drug resistance, this pathogen is called "nightmare super bacteria". It poses a serious threat to human health. Almost no antibiotic can destroy CRE, even the most powerful Antibiotics cannot be treated, and the patient will eventually die.

This bacteria can survive in the patient's intestines, but it does not cause any clinical disease, which means that some people may be asymptomatic carriers.

The virus has spread in the United States earlier, so please do not take it lightly.


Propagation mode

This germ spreads extremely fast, it may be transmitted from one patient to another, or it may be transmitted to the patient through the hands of medical staff, and even medical equipment may be the source of infection, and the resistance in the hospital is relatively poor The patient is the most dangerous.

According to related reports, although this type of bacteria occurs more often in hospitals, this does not mean that it will not spread outside the hospital, which is why many hospitals have reported finding such bacteria.

Symptoms after being infected

After patients are infected with CRE, some of them may further develop diseases such as urinary tract infections and blood infections due to the bacteria, which increases the difficulty of treatment.Because of its variants, super bacteria can resist many well-known antibiotics and can cause chills, fever, cough and other symptoms in patients. Experts point out that the bacteria can cause half of the deaths of severely ill patients.

As for whether the germs are fatal, it depends on the patient's own physique.

Please pay close attention to those who are going to the hospital in the near future. As a high incidence of CRE, you must be more careful when you go to the hospital.

Article reprinted fromWorry-free Australia


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