FHI: The deadly bacterial outbreak in a Norwegian hospital is over

Photo: Oslo Universitetssykehus / Illustrasjon / NTB


The outbreak of Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which killed at least eight people in Norwegian hospitals, is now believed to be over.

Bacterial outbreaks affected 40 hospitals and caused more than 380 infections between October 2021 and May 2022. The bacterium is dangerous for very sick people, and the Norwegian Institute for Public Health (FHI) believes that the outbreak contributed to the deaths of at least eight people. ..

The eruption dates back to a pre-moistened washcloth. FHI believes the outbreak is over because the cloth is no longer used.

“Without UNN Tromso’s careful physicians who responded to the fact that three intensive care patients died shortly from Pseudomonas infection in November 2021, the outbreak could last longer,” said FHI’s doctor. Kirsten Gravningen said.

Even if the outbreak is over, FHI anticipates more cases of infection, as the disease can develop months after infection. FHI believes hospitals should consider using non-sterile products for the most vulnerable groups.

Note: The images used are for illustration purposes only.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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