Superbugs linked to eight out of 10 deaths in Bangladeshi ICUs

  27 April 2019

Antimicrobial resistant superbugs could be responsible for up to 80 per cent of deaths in Bangladesh’s biggest intensive care unit (ICU), a senior doctor has warned.

Professor Sayedur Rahman, chairman of the department of pharmacology at the Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medial University (BSMMU), told the Telegraph that out of approximately 900 patients admitted to the unit in 2018, 400 died.

And out of those deaths around 80 per cent were attributed to a bacterial or fungal infection that was resistant to antibiotics, said Dr Rahman.

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