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-- home now because the Centers for Disease Control are warning of an alarming increase.
In several dangerous super bugs.
That have been found now at US hospitals.
They're called CRE is and they are germs that become extremely resistant.
To any antibiotics very dangerous step for talking about 42 states.
Have now reported that at least one patient is suffering from an infection from BC -- is and at a whole thing is more common we're told.
In the northeast part of the country they have increased from one to 4% over the last ten years and they kill up to half of the patients.
Who get this super -- germ into their bloodstream Dr.
Manny Alvarez joins me senior managing editor.
At Fox News -- dot com and a member of the Fox News medical eighteen this is scary stuff that.
Very scary 120 -- hospitals basically is infected with these types of bacteria.
These are carbon -- -- assistant and their backers in those bugs that we yeah usually see -- -- you TI is for pneumonia.
-- wound infections genre track that Iraq was right right amount as you know that clip CL E.
Coli bugs that everybody's very familiar.
They have become resistant to the last and you know the last -- -- -- -- that we have available.
And they get embedded in hospitals.
They get transmitted from person to person.
They make surgical challenges like myself have been dealing with a patient now for awhile with the with the resistant bug.
And it's really creating Havoc.
Now why is it happening.
I think a lot of it has to do with overcrowding hospital's number one because right now that turnaround -- -- occupancy and many hospitals is a 100%.
You don't have enough time to clean the beds and things of this sort.
-- and also these these these bugs have evolved genetically they have evolved.
Perhaps because of it over utilization of antibiotics in the past.
So this is a big big challenge.
Who is most at risk and what can we do to lower our chances of having this happen.
Well look everybody's -- you can be healthy -- person and you know go for elective caesarean sexually can in my case would put a catheter and and you get an infection so now things that we are doing is removing catheters quickly.
We're prepping -- -- you know we using different kinds of chemicals to prep surgical wounds.
We're trying to send people home as fast as we can.
We're trying to do infection control by cleaning operating rooms and hospital beds more efficiently.
And I'd look at the end of the day this is being put out by the CDC.
But you have to remember we will get punished as hospitals and doctors.
If we don't bring the infection rates down in -- -- Medicare and Medicaid will say you know what Dr.
Manny would not gonna pay you.
Because you know 20% of your patients are getting these types of bugs.
So we have to do a job of of -- basically moving people allowed.
Do -- a better job of cleaning hospitals.
And you know I think things are gonna get worse before they get better because with the overcrowding hospitals that we have coming out especially with the new Health Care Reform this is going to be a challenge but nonetheless.
This is something that we have to do because of morbidity and mortality of these bugs are very a very high.
And it raises and a -- things -- all over the mini -- all of our hospital today help at all because it sounds to me like you're talking about things that nobody really in the in the operating room.
No I wanted to -- other healthcare professionals we have to do a better job in a washing hands before we would touch a patient that's in a must -- -- -- -- real hospitals that have really brought down the infection rate do things like that in other words -- controlled.
Explaining to the staff to anybody could be -- he could be a -- to be an assistant nurse.
That you have to have you know -- proper hygiene this is something a campaign that it -- hospitals have to do because.
Find out the rate of infection at the hospital they are going to -- a 100% how to find out this reportable whole infection rates are reportable every state carries.
The list of you know infection raise these are things that are reported.
And there are many years state Health Department -- worry -- absolutely yes absolutely right after Manning always informative thank you very much you got -- CF thank you are.
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