CA: Bill would require reporting of “superbug” infections & deaths

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December 6, 2016
Reuters    
Posted in News, PND News

"A California state senator introduced a bill on Monday that would mandate reporting of antibiotic-resistant infections and deaths and require doctors to record the infections on death certificates when they are a cause of death. The legislation also aims to establish the nation’s most comprehensive statewide surveillance system to track infections and deaths from drug-resistant pathogens. Data from death certificates would be used to help compile an annual state report on superbug infections and related deaths. In September, a Reuters investigation revealed that tens of thousands of superbug deaths nationwide go uncounted every year. The infections are often omitted from death certificates, and even when they are recorded, they aren’t counted because of the lack of a unified national surveillance system." (12/05/16)

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-uncounted-california-idUSKBN13U2U6  

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