Winter superbug viruses killing patients but ‘families don’t even know’

15 January 2020 – Mirror

Dame Sally Davies, the Government’s Special Envoy on Antimicrobial Resistance, is leading calls for the NHS to start recording accurately whether patients die due to a superbug.

She says doctors are not writing it on death certificates for fear of blame.  Her warning came after data found that the most deadly infections by drug resistant-superbugs have risen by almost a third in five years.

165 new antibiotic-resistant infections are detected every day.

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