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Genesee County Warns Residents Of Drug Resistant Bacteria

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The Genesee County Health Department has a growing concern about the existence of a bacteria that is resistant to multiple drugs. The bacteria is called Stenotrophomonas maltophilia and is associated with respiratory infections. 

The Health Department says that Stenotrophomonas maltophilia is a rare cause for infection, but those in the hospital with weakened immune systems can be affected.

The Health Department also stated…

“Individuals who are at increased risk of infection include those with cancer, cystic fibrosis, HIV, neutropenia, recent surgery or trauma, mechanical ventilation, previous therapy with broad-spectrum antibiotics, and prolonged hospitalization (especially in intensive care units)…”

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Source: WNEM TV 5

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