A baby gets treatment at a prenatal ward in Da Nang, Vietnam. The spread of drug-resistant bacteria CRE has reached “epidemic” levels in Vietnamese hospitals, a researcher warns, with infected newborns five times more likely to die than babies unaffected. Photo: Alamy

Superbug ‘epidemic’ in Vietnam hospitals a ‘wake up call’ to world, warns Swedish researcher

  • Resistant to multiple drugs, CRE infects 87 per cent of patients who spend two weeks in hospital, a study shows. Urgent steps are needed to stop it spreading
  • The intestinal bacteria, which spreads fastest in subtropical countries with limited health care resources, increases the risk of death from infections
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A baby gets treatment at a prenatal ward in Da Nang, Vietnam. The spread of drug-resistant bacteria CRE has reached “epidemic” levels in Vietnamese hospitals, a researcher warns, with infected newborns five times more likely to die than babies unaffected. Photo: Alamy
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