Short description
Hospital pathogens are microorganisms that patients can get infected with in connection with hospital treatment.
Hospital germs

Detailed description

The most common hospital pathogens are enterococci, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and staphylococci. Inadequate hygiene measures and incorrectly applied antibiotics are two reasons for their spread. The increase of hospital pathogens carrying antibiotic resistances is particularly alarming. Hospital-acquired infections can lead to wound infections and sepsis as well as infections of the airways and the urinary tract.