Long-Term Care

Drug resistant pathogen discovered in Ohio long-term care facility

MDS 3.0 Insider, August 14, 2014

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A type of drug-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa discovered in an Ohio long-term care facility has killed one person and infected six others, according to research published in Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.                                     

The infection initially was found in the foot wound of a 69-year-old diabetic long-term care resident in 2012, the clinicians reported in a scholarly article on their research into the pathogen. Throughout 2012 and 2013, other cases were discovered. Their “epidemiological link” appears to be admission to a community hospital and long-term care facility in northeastern Ohio, with the exception of one outlier case of a person brought to the area for care from Qatar.
 
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