Intestinal bacterium more patients in the AMC found

Intestinal bacterium more patients in the AMC found

The number of patients in the Academic Medical Centre (AMC) that has become infected with the intestinal bacterium VRE has risen to nine.

There are also more people as a precaution, checked for contamination. That number is from 300 to 450, and let a spokesperson Tuesday know.

Thursday it became known that the infectious bacteria in five patients was found in the hospital. They were in the departments of traumatology and surgery. Patients that have been infected, to be isolated nursed.

People who may be with them, have been in contact, to be checked whether they are the bacteria also have suffered. They get home a kit will be sent for examination, which they must then return to the laboratory of the AMC.

Risk of infections

The VRE-bacteria (vancomycin-resistant enterokok) is not dangerous for healthy people, but increases the risk of infections in critically ill patients with, for example, lung or heart problems.

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