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Superbug Linked to Death of Babies in Britain

by VR Sreeraman on August 31, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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 Superbug Linked to Death of Babies in Britain

Superbug, which is resistant to common antibiotics, has taken life of three babies at one of Britain's leading hospitals.

The babies in the hospital's neo-natal unit were infected with gram-negative bacteria, an official confirmed.

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One died with the infection at University College Hospital, London, two of other causes and a fourth baby recovered.

The babies were among 15 at the unit over six weeks found to be carrying several types of bacteria. Thirteen of them had bacteria resistant to treatment with gentamicin, an antibiotic used to treat premature babies.
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Of those, nine were carrying the bacteria on their skin and four had it in their blood streams. A meeting was held at the hospital on August 10th.

"Development of antibiotic resistance is unfortunately a common occurrence for all neonatal units, even more so in units such as ours which care for the most premature babies," the Daily Express quoted University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as saying.

"During July we became concerned because we found particular bacteria on routine surveillance.

"We increased cleaning and changed our routine antibiotics to those which we knew would kill these organisms," Trust added.

Source: ANI
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