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Friday, July 25 2014 @ 04:58 AM EDT

CSS Says KPC Bacteria Under Control in Panama

HealthcareThe National Services and Health Benefits of the Social Security Fund (CSS) presented on Wednesday, June 13, a report saying that the outbreak of the antibiotic resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (KPC) bacteria is under control. The document indicates during the month of May and so far in June no new active cases of this bacteria have been reported. The same report notes that in May reported a single case of the strain of the bacterium Clostridium difficile, revealing a significant decrease compared with March and April when six and seven cases were reported, respectively. So far in June no patients have been found with the bacteria.

To control the bacteria biosecurity measures suggested by the Pan American Health Organization have been taken and adopted by the Committees of Nosocomial Infections in the various health facilities across the country, so that any outbreak by this bacteria is controlled. The CSS reiterates that people attending health facilities must constantly wash their hands or use hand gel, and decrease visits. (Prensa)

Editor's Comment: It's about time. If the management of the CSS had not spent several months playing games of spin and information control, and if they would have taken appropriate and effective actions much sooner, then lives would have been saved, and the KPC bacteria could have been controlled much sooner. But instead, they were more worried about looking good, and that caused people to lose their lives. What's worse, they will probably never be held accountable.

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