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Superbug Kills Seventh Person In Maryland

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A seventh victim in Maryland has died as a result of a superbug outbreak at the National Institutes of Health. The victim, an unidentified boy from Minnesota, contracted the strain of bacteria at NIH while being treated for complications from a bone marrow transplant.

Doctors say the patient also had a severe immune disorder, which increased his risk of getting the so-called superbug.

The boy was the 19th patient to contract the strain of antibiotic resistant bacterium, which was first detected at the hospital back in August of 2011. That fall, NIH staff initiated extraordinary measures including the removal and replacement of plumbing in an effort to halt the spread of the disease.

Beginning in January of this year, no new cases appeared at NIH until the boy tested positive in July; he died Sept. 7.

Officials with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say approximately 6 percent of hospitals nationwide are battling similar forms of the disease.

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