Superbug ‘epidemic’ in Vietnam hospitals a ‘wake up call’ to world, warns Swedish researcher

A deadly bacterial superbug has reached “epidemic” levels in Vietnamese hospitals in what scientists are calling a “wake up call” to the world.More than half of hospital patients were found to be colonised with an intestinal bacteria resistant to a broad spectrum of antibiotics, in a study reported in the Journal of Infection.Samples were taken from more than 2,200 patients across 63 wards, in 12 Vietnamese hospitals across the country, in the largest study of its kind. Scientists discovered…

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