Hospital superbug not monitored by government
Doctors are unsure how many patients have been killed by carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae.
Hospitals in England are not required to officially report infections of a “superbug” capable of resisting our most powerful antibiotics. Cases of “carbapenemase-producing enterobacteriaceae” (CPE) have shown a sharp rise. Public Health England said a lack of mandatory reporting made assessing the true extent of the problem difficult.