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    In Greek hospital four babies died from a bacterial infection

    ATHENS, Nov. 13. Four infants died in hospital in Thessaloniki, Papageorgiou due to infection by the bacterium Klebsiella. Six more babies are infected.

    Doctors say that all four had serious health problems - all of them were preterm with very low birth weight, heart, kidneys, breathing, and because of that were in the neonatal intensive care unit, according to news reports.


    The reason may be the breeding Klebsiella lack of hygiene rules, bad handling of medical instruments and care items.

    АФИНЫ, 13 ноября. Четверо новорожденных скончались в больнице Папагеоргиу в Салониках из-за заражения бактерией клебсиеллы. Еще шестеро младенцев инфициров...

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    Re: Greece - 4 infants died of Klebsiella pneumonia, 6 more infected in hospital in Thessaloniki

    Last week the 4 infant deaths were reported in the local press. The hospital said these were not nosocomial infections but "serious incidents"..

    Antibiotic resistant bacteria are not uncommon in Greek hospitals.


    nov 12 2012

    4 infants died in hospital "Papageorgiou"

    Four neonates hospitalized in the Neonatology Clinic Hospital "Papageorgiou" of Thessaloniki died within a week.

    The last (fourth) baby died yesterday afternoon and early death was attributed to nosocomial infections.

    "As confirmed by the committee infections and the Director of Neonatology Clinic of our hospital neonatal death was not due to nosocomial infections but a series of problems that led to the introduction of neonatal clinical 'told' ANA-MPA 'director Hospital George Christopoulos.

    More: Ethnos

    Tuesday, 13/11/2012

    Killer virus in Thessaloniki

    Uproar by revealing that 6 more infants hospitalized in the intensive care unit of the hospital "Papageorgiou" of Thessaloniki infected with multidrug-resistant and highly toxic microorganism Klepsiella.

    Already four newborns, of whom two were infected with the same organism, died last week.

    The clinic was disinfected twice yesterday and newborns infected klekpsiella hospitalized in isolation.

    By decision of the hospital administration and mission of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) the clinic will be closed-for now-but have taken all the necessary measures and given preventive antibiotics in many of the 32 newborns hospitalized there.

    "At the moment the situation is controlled and the microorganism fought with antibiotics. The health of newborns who are infected and do not receive antibiotics in danger, however, and is closely monitored than projected internationally, "he told the 'nation', the commander of the National Health Operations Centre, Panagiotis Efstathiou.

    At the same time, yesterday the head of the Misdemeanors Prosecutor Thessaloniki Evangelos Mademlis, ordered a preliminary inquiry for the death of four babies in one week in the hospital. The mandate given to the Prosecutor Prosecution Lambros Tsonga, who will entrust the magistrate to determine whether the deaths were due to negligence of the doctors and nursing staff of the clinic.

    Information indicates that two of the newborns were born prematurely, was underweight and had severe respiratory problems, while challenged by klempsiella but not reached because of infection from this microorganism.
    The other two had heart problems, respiratory and renal failure and transferred to "Papageorgiou" from parts of northern Greece, in extremely serious condition.

    Today in the intensive care unit of the hospital 32 hospitalized newborns transferred from hospitals and clinics throughout northern Greece.
    The situation will be reviewed today, and possibly become a new, third in line decontaminate the site.

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