February 18, 2008

Completely Drug Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii

A forty nine year old woman has died from completely drug resistant Acinetobacter baumannii in a New Orleans hospital. Another patient on the same floor died from it also.
The hospital admitted that the bacteria was contracted in the hospital, that they had tested it for every drug susceptibility and that it was resistant to them all.
The family was told there was nothing more they could do and the woman died.

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