home .Featured, Antimicrobials and Resistance, Infection Control A must read from Reuters on the closed access world of superbug infections #terrifying

A must read from Reuters on the closed access world of superbug infections #terrifying

Vague rules give healthcare providers leeway in deciding when, or even whether, to report clusters of infections. And when they do, the public rarely knows.

This is a really really big deal. We desperately need to be more open about antibiotic resistant bugs and any outbreaks of them.  Kudos to Reuters and Deborah J. Nelson, David Rohde, Benjamin Lesser and Ryan McNeill for this report.  It should put a chill in your spine.  Antibiotic resistant infections is one of the biggest health threats of modern times and it is getting worse.

 

Source: How hospitals, nursing homes keep deadly ‘superbug’ outbreaks secret


Update 4pm

Note it is worth checking out the other articles in this series from Reuters:

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