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Nijmegen, accompanied hospital calls for hundreds of patients back

Nijmegen, accompanied hospital calls for hundreds of patients back

The Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital in Nijmegen, has “several hundred” people called to be tested for the MRSA bacteria, also known as the ‘hospital bacteria’. It comes to patients who, after 1 February in a department have located where the bacteria is found, leave a spokeswoman Tuesday know.

Recordings on the relevant departments will be postponed. Four patients walked the bacterium was previously known. Three of the infected patients have now been discharged from the hospital.

The two departments, to which the measure applies, have four specialties: plastic surgery, urology, surgery and gynecology. It is not yet known how many persons by the measure to be taken and for how long remain in force.

Infection with MRSA (Meticilline Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus) is dangerous for people with quite reduced resistance. It can lead to pneumonia or blood poisoning. The bacterium is resistant to conventional antibiotics. MRSA is for healthy people harmless, they are also not sick of it.

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