By Michele Paduano
BBC Midlands health correspondent Story: http://www.bbc.com/news/health-26466674
The BBC is reporting on 16 deaths in Manchester attributable to the “superbug” Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC)
An excerpt from the story:
Sixteen people have died in Manchester in the past four years while infected with a highly resistant superbug, figures show.
Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC) is causing increasing concern and a rising number of cases.
Some 1,241 patients were affected within the Central Manchester University Hospitals trust area from 2009 to 2013, the figures show.
Despite infection control, the numbers have increased year on year.