Superbug Pseudomonas aeruginosa
… is responsible for several life threatening infections and is one of the major causes of hospital-acquired infections, especially in patients whose immune system is compromised.>
Infections from P. aeruginosa can happen from surgical wounds or burns, or if a patient is treated with a breathing machine, such as a mechanical ventilator, or other medical devices, such as urinary and intravenous catheters. Pseudomonal infections are complicated and result in high mortality!
US stats (yearly figures):
51,000 infections | 6,700 multi-drug resistant infections | 440 deaths
Pseudomonas aeruginosa | MRSA - Staphylococcus aureus