Mysterious super resistant bacteria found in the Swedish city Helsingborg
Saturday, 17 August 2013
A multi-resistant mutant bacterium has surfaced in Sweden in Sweden
challenging medic and warning people to be cautious as the go about in
The bacteria has previously been found only in person treated abroad
but it had now, appeared in Helsingborg on persons who have not been
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Swedish media sources reports citing the daily, Helsingborgs Dagblad,
explaining that the bacterium has been found in a man treated for blood
poisoning at Helsingborg Hospital. The bacterium is resistant to
several types of antibiotics, making it serious and deadly if spread.
"It is disturbing to find it at places where you certainly would not
expect," says Eva Gustafsson at the Swedish Infectious Diseases centre
in Skåne to the newspaper.
No one can explain how the patients came to be hosts of the bacterium,
but he has been kept on an isolated accommodation along with other
persons with the same bacteria.
Around 100 people in the hospital and the isolated accommodation have
been tested positive for the bacteria but it had been hard to find the
source of mutant resistant bacteria.
Some suggestions of sources could be from goods, or food items imported
or chemicals from water treatment, cleaning chemicals, cars, ships
etc., come from and /or various biological components.
by Scancomark.com Team