On July 25, routine rectal swabs of patients for hospital-borne
infections — a measure put in place during the worst of the outbreak
last fall — detected the superbug in the boy.
showed the boy’s strain matched that of the superbug that arrived last
year. It eventually spread to 17 additional patients, of whom 11 died.
Six of those deaths were directly attributed to the superbug by NIH
staff. The NIH did not make the outbreak public until describing it in a scientific publication last month.
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