View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter – data, insights and analysis delivered to you
October 26, 2009

New Zealand Begins Project to Combat Superbugs

New Zealand has initiated a NZ$1m project to increase the monitoring of superbugs across the country. The announcement comes soon after the outbreak of the superbug extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) at North Shore Hospital, according to The New Zealand Herald. The ho

By cms admin

New Zealand has initiated a NZ$1m project to increase the monitoring of superbugs across the country.

The announcement comes soon after the outbreak of the superbug extended spectrum beta lactamase (ESBL) at North Shore Hospital, according to The New Zealand Herald.

The hospital plans to split wards into two sections with patients who test positive for the bacteria being treated by a separate nursing team.

The country reported 9,800 MRSA cases in 2008 and 5,100 ESBL-producing bacteria cases.

Related Companies

NEWSLETTER Sign up Tick the boxes of the newsletters you would like to receive. Get important industry news and analysis sent to your inbox
I consent to GlobalData UK Limited collecting my details provided via this form in accordance with the Privacy Policy
SUBSCRIBED

THANK YOU

Thank you for subscribing to Hospital Management