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Number of superbacteria almost quadrupled in Brazil during health crisis

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Overcrowded hospitals. Long hospital stays. Strained health systems. Intubated patients. Pictures that have been repeated around the globe since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, caused by the coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2).

This scenario has also favored the proliferation of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The number of superbacteria identified from Brazil has almost quadrupled in this period.

The data are from the Hospital Infection Research Laboratory of the Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC/Fiocruz). In 2019, the laboratory, part of the Analytical Sub-network of Microbial Resistance in Health Services (Sub-network RM) of the National Health . . .

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