April 29, 2017

Bacterial outbreak confirmed, fully contained inside unit of St. Mary’s Hospital

Bon Secours confirms a bacterial outbreak has occurred, but there’s no reason to worry and there’s a plan of action.

From WTVR:

Bon Secours confirms a bacterial outbreak has occurred inside their Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital in Henrico County.

A Bon Secours spokesperson confirmed the presence of ESBL klebsiella, a bacterium that produces an enzyme known as Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase (ESBL).

They said the outbreak was confined to the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit.

Six patients were found to have the bacteria, who were hospitalized at St. Mary’s between March 26 and April 16.

Learn more about the incident and what the hospital plans to do about it by reading on here.

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