Acinetobacter baumannii

VUmc
Mar 14 '18 12:40

The VUmc in Amsterdam halted patient intake in its intensive care and medium care departments for 48 hours, due to an outbreak of antibiotic resistant bacteria Acinetobacter baumannii. Patients currently hospitalized in these departments can also not leave the hospital, RTL Nieuws reports.

The hospital has been struggling with this bacteria for over two weeks. "Despite strict isolation measures, intensive cleaning and extra hygiene measures in recent weeks, more infections were unfortunately found this week", the hospital said in a statement.

Nov 15 '13 15:16

Bacteria that are resistant to almost all antibiotics, increasingly spread across Europe, according to new figures from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

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