Two more deaths reported from ‘high-risk’ patient who was hospitalised with CRE

Three of the deaths had been recorded on June 10, with the hospital on June 11 confirming three new deaths, for a total of six in the first 10 days of June. However, Quebec…

Two more deaths reported from 'high-risk' patient who was hospitalised with CRE

Three of the deaths had been recorded on June 10, with the hospital on June 11 confirming three new deaths, for a total of six in the first 10 days of June.

However, Quebec Health Minister Gaétan Barrette said on Sunday that following a review of their records, two more deaths were recorded the previous day.

Barrette told reporters that the number of fatalities “does not match up with the number of infections.”

Cerevascular events have been reported in 246 patients. Ninety-three percent of these patients survived the infection.

Quebec officials say the largest trend is that three new patients have developed a “vascular complication” since last Friday, and that “90 percent of these patients survived,” from the seven initial cases reported.

However, the province’s health ministry said officials are working to conduct a clinical investigation for all of the patients with “limited communications and communicable transmission.”

“We have also asked the authorities responsible to immediately test all the possible suspects to determine whether they were infected with CRE,” said Barrette.

The patient with the most sophisticated medical skills worked on the same cases as doctors and nurses who had not been tested. No one is supposed to treat a patient for the second time, even with one of the best medical specialists, until the infection is confirmed.

However, the ministry says that tests carried out “incorrectly” did not test the infection for three patients.

Barrette explained that errors in the lab results, which he did not name, meant that some of the patients were treated for an infection twice.

“What we want is a full and complete reconciliation. We have a preventive system in place and we want to prevent all of these infections.”

CRE is a multidrug-resistant bacteria that’s not typically found in Quebec but is a global concern, as most are not detected until months or years after infection. This is an infection of such severity, the Ministry of Health website says it can “lead to catastrophic organ failure and death within hours to days.”

CRE “has become resistant to treatment with many powerful antibiotics, so infections are now very common, causing serious illness, if not death,” according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

However, in the Quebec City region, one of the 10 hospitals that normally handles these cases for the province has been closed to treatment by the new wave of infections, effective Wednesday, Barrette said.

“The hospital is either closed completely or suspended work on cleaning,” Barrette said.

Meanwhile, officials with the Ministry of Health in Alberta and Saskatchewan said they were working to investigate the new deaths reported in their provinces.

Officials in Saskatchewan said “the flu-like illness is concerning, even though this strain is usually the most serious in people with severe conditions.”

For the first time, the number of deaths in Saskatchewan, with 439, has increased from a total of 70 recorded in 2013-14, to 87 this year.

However, overall the number of flu deaths in Saskatchewan is low: of the 100 confirmed deaths since 2015, the majority of them have been in people over the age of 65.

In Alberta, the two new deaths have raised the total in the province from 30 to 41, but fewer than 4 percent of the people who die from the virus are aged 65 or older.

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