Intestinal germ discovered at the premature ward in Herford

Intestinal germ discovered at the premature ward in Herford



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Several children colonized with intestinal germs
An intestinal germ was discovered in the newborn and premature ward of the clinic in Herford. According to a WDR report, the antibiotic-resistant germ was found in seven children, but no infection occurred in all of them. In order to prevent further spread, four of the babies are still housed in isolation, the others have already been released healthy. The germ had probably been introduced weeks ago by a patient.

None of the children are sick
Again, intestinal germs were detected in a children's ward. According to a report by the WDR, the partially resistant pathogens were found during routine smears on pregnant women. been. Settlement has been demonstrated in seven newborns, but none of the children are infected or ill. Three babies have already been released healthy, the other four are still in intensive care and are being treated with antibiotics, the information says.

Germ discovered in February in a pregnant woman
The pathogen is an intestinal germ that is insensitive to some antibiotics ("3 MRGN") and is very often found in returnees from long-distance trips. According to the WDR report, it was detected in the Herford Clinic in mid-February shortly before the birth in a heavily pregnant woman. The woman was therefore considered to be the source of the settlement, she had probably brought in the germ from a trip abroad to Germany. "From investigations
of the National Reference Center (NRZ) we know that such resistant germs are usually no longer detectable within a few weeks, "said the hospital hygienist, Dr. med. Johannes Baltzer in a current message from the clinic. (No)

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