Huge increase in deaths from superbug infections


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  • Sunday, 18 Nov 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: Deaths caused by a superbug which usually affects long-term care patients using invasive devices has increased significantly within four years.

Statistics from the Health Ministry showed that deaths from carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) cases went up from 15 in 2013 to 150 last year.

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