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More than half a dozen deadly bacteria have been found in 39 hospitals admitted in the country. The special thing is that these have also come up in non-Covid patients. The Epidemiology Department of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has revealed this in the latest report of Antimicrobial Surveillance.
Escherichia coli bacteria were found in most patients. Bacteria such as Klebsiella, Acinetobacter bamnia, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus have also been found. The report has been prepared on the basis of examination of 95,728 patients admitted in medical institutions like Delhi AIIMS between January and December, 2021.
The danger of Klebsiella bacteria in the ICU
Klebsiella bacteria are not found in healthy people. Patients admitted to hospitals are at risk of this. There is a risk of infection especially in the ICU. There was a possibility of getting Klebsiella bacteria in millions of patients admitted in the second wave of corona.
Increased mortality from bloodstream and urinary infections
Blood-urine infections were most commonly seen in the epidemic. The mortality rate from blood transfusion was more than 30 per cent and from urine infection was 28 per cent. However, critical condition and other medical reasons can also be behind the death.
Salmonella and Shigella in 49 percent of patients
Most enteric bacteria have been reported in patients. These include Salmonella and Shigella (49.5 percent). Apart from these, bacilli (27.4 percent), staphylococci (12 percent), enterococci (5.9 percent), fungus (3.6 percent), typhoid salmonella (0.5 percent) and streptococci (0.4 percent) bacteria have also been found.