baumannii from Iraq

The Coalition of the
Iraq (imported) US, UK,
Australia, Italy, Fiji, Germany,
Canada, Jordan

Service personnel from 40
nations have received care at

States with Community Hospitals infected with Acinetobacter baumannii
As reported by staff, patients and family members.

Please call or email us with your reports of Acinetobacter baumannii infections

Marcie Hascall Clark   321 779 6799
Report Grant Hospital Columbus Ohio infections

Keep in mind that hospitals are not required to report Acinetobacter baumannii cases to anyone.  
Often  the victims themselves and their families are not  told they have it.  Occasionally doctors
will tell the patient they have one of the strains from Iraq.  Rarely the staff will tell the family how to
keep from spreading it or becoming infected themselves.
Confirmed cases of Acinetobacter baumannii are difficult to come by.  These locations and cases
are confirmed.
Cases of Completely Drug Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii were reported by hospital workers
as early as 2005.
Rehab Centers, Nursing Homes and other long term care facilities are rapidly becoming infected.  
Often patients with Completely Drug Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii are sent to nursing
homes to die because there is nothing left to do for them.

New Rule Enacted by Bush Administration Impedes Cases
Against Nursing Homes

February 2009
My primitive map has outlived it's usefulness.
Acinetobacter baumannii has successfully  spread throughout our country and outbreaks are
occurring all around the world

I'm going to keep it here as a reminder of how hard we have tried over the last four years to keep
this from happening.

We are now facing a health care system in this country that is infecting patients with not just one
but two or more drug resistant organisms together and they are killing patients needlessly.
You can become infected just by having tests run.
Outpatient surgery is also dangerous though getting out of a facility as fast as possible is still

MRSA treatment  has cleared the path for the gram negative organisms like
Acinetobacter baumannii, Psuedomonas aeruginosa,  Klebsiella pnuemonia
C diff is proliferating in our filthy hospitals,  taking advantage of patients on antibiotics and wears
the body down extremely fast.
Funerals for AB victims are now closed casket due to the risk of infection
And the hospitals have gotten away with it.  

!!!!!!   Stop letting them keep their dirty secrets  !!!!!

Lawyers are afraid of them.  The media doesn't want to lose the advertising money which the
healthcare industry seems to have so much of.

Holmes Regional in Melbourne Florida MRSA, C diff, and more,  even the staff is getting sick from
something and don't sign an organ donor form while your there.

Any city with a VA Medical Center likely has infected medical facilities.

Brownsville Ab patient dies June 30th
beware, you are on fire with Extremely Drug Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii
Brownsville TX has 19 reported cases.  This is a huge number of cases to be reported.  McAllen,
Harlingen, Weslaco, San Benito be on the lookout.
A relatively benign bug becomes a highly lethal
pathogen, known to U.S. soldiers as Iraqibacter.
Watch the Nova Science segment  here
but please note the continued fallicy that soldiers are picking up
Acinetobacter baumannii on the streets in Iraq.  They are being
given the Acinetobacter in the military evacuation and health

Two hospital patients with bacterial infections die
CHICAGO -- Two intensive-care patients at Roseland Community
Hospital in Chicago have died after becoming infected with a
common bacteria, the hospital said today.

'Hospital bug killed 18 Doce de Octubre patients'
According to allegations made in a report in today's El País that have since
been publicly refuted in a statement released by hospital bosses, the
deaths of 18 out of 252 patients at the 12 de Octubre Hospital in Madrid
infected by the Acinetobacter Baumannii bacteria since February 2006
were as a direct result. In total, the report claims, 101 of the 252 affected
patients have since died, and, in the majority cases, the infection was found
to have been a contributory factor.
The outbreak of the multi-drug resistant bacteria has taken twenty months
to contain and has forced the demolition of the old intensive care unit, from
where it had proven impossible to eradicate, and which has been
completely re-built.

Deadly Bacteria kills 18 at Major Madrid Hospital
Drug-resistant bacteria kills 18 in Spanish hospital
Southern Australia Man Struck down by Superbug
Alan Fehlberg, 65, picked up the bacterial infection, which is extremely rare
in South Australia, while on holiday in Egypt.  He is fighting for his life in
Flinders Medical Centre after spending the past three months in intensive
care units in Cairo, Paris and Singapore.

Superbug Scare hits Coventry's University Hospital
A ward had to be closed because of the bug, thought to be carried by
soldiers returning from war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Staff at the hospital in Walsgrave identified three patients with the
bacterium acinetobacter baumannii known as MRAB.

Brownsville Texas Outbreak Almost 20 People Tested
Positive for Rare Infection
Monday , April 28, 2008
Deadly drug resistant bacteria may have come from Iraq  
A total of 19 people have tested positive for a rare
infection sometimes linked to soldiers coming home from Iraq at Valley
Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville.

Soldiers blamed for deadly superbug
by Michele Paduano  BBC
Eight patients died from a superbug after a new strain was introduced to a
hospital where soldiers injured in Iraq are treated, a freedom of information
request by the BBC has revealed.
The bug is resistant to virtually all known antibiotics
Watch Video here

Three Pikesville patients share same "rare" infection
Three current patients at Pikeville Medical Center have been identified with
the same strain of Acinetobacter infection, the hospital reported, which is

Dutch military battling new enemy
RNW Press Review – 25 January 2008 - by David Doherty

The Dutch army found itself battling a new enemy yesterday in the east of
the Netherlands. "Soldiers in action against resistant bacteria" is the
headline in AD, which features a front-page photo of servicemen and
women in full camouflage gear setting up an emergency intensive care
facility in a hospital car park in the province of Twente.

Two intensive care patients at the hospital were found to be infected with
the rare Acinetobacter baumannii bacteria, which - like the more common
hospital bug MSRA - is resistant to most antibiotics. The two are now in
isolation and a sign reading "do not enter unless absolutely necessary" has
been slapped on the rest of the ward.

The 14 patients currently on the ward will stay put. "We can only start
disinfecting when the last patient has been discharged ... which could take
up to three months depending on their condition," explained a hospital

New intensive care patients will go to the military containers in the car park.
AD reports that "there is a similar intensive care unit at the Dutch
military camp in Afghanistan". "So we've got the experience to get
everything set up quickly," adds one of the soldiers with a wink.

St Anges Reports Cases of Deadly Bacteria
St. Agnes Hospital reports they do have confirmed cases of the
deadly bacteria acinetobacter baumannii, believed to have been
the cause of death for three people at the University of Maryland
Medical Center nearly one week ago.

In a statement released by the hospital, spokesperson John Welby
said, "St. Agnes Hospital has identified a handful of cases of
Acinetobacter baumannii and has put in place an aggressive
infection control plan to contain it."
Welby would not confirm where the bacteria was found at St. Agnes
and how many people were infected. Stay with ABC2 News and for updates.

Bacterial infection hits four at hospital
Patients isolated; risk of spread called minimal
By Dennis O'Brien | sun reporter
January 17, 2008  

Four patients in an intensive-care unit at University of Maryland
Medical Center have been isolated after lab tests showed that they
have a relatively uncommon bacterial infection that is resistant to

Doctors identified the bacterium as Acinetobacter baumannii,
known to attack wounded military personnel and hospital patients
with weakened immune systems.

The isolated patients at the hospital have a treatment team
assigned to them, members of which wear gowns and gloves, and
the hospital has minimized risks that the infection might spread to
its nine other intensive-care units, said Dr. Harold Standiford,
medical director of infection control.

Standiford said the hospital acted after routine lab tests showed
that one intensive-care patient was infected late last month.

Dr. David Blythe, a state epidemiologist, reviewed the hospital's
plans after they were implemented Jan. 4.

"We want to keep this very well walled off so our other patients are
safe," Standiford said.

Unlike MRSA, another antibiotic-resistant bacterium that can
migrate from hospital wards to the general population, A. baumannii
does "not hit healthy individuals," he said.

But the bacterium is capable of causing the deaths of people who
are very sick or frail.

Three patients who had been in the same UM Medical Center
intensive-care unit for several weeks have died in the two weeks
since the bacterium was discovered, but Standiford said doctors
might never know whether A. baumannii contributed to the deaths.

About 102 military personnel wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq were
infected with the bacterium at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center
in Germany and at Water Reed Army Medical Center between Jan. 1,
2002, and Aug. 31, 2004, according to a report from the federal
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Cases also have been reported over the years in hospital intensive-
care units in the United States and Europe.

"The high level of antimicrobial resistance is a challenge to
clinicians treating A. baumannii infections," the report said.

32 WLKY Target Investigaton SUPERGERMS
Watch the  Video here
August 1, 2007

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- For years, doctors have warned about the
overuse of antibiotics for fear that bacteria could become more
resistant. Now, there is more evidence they were right. Stronger
bacteria are invading hospitals across the country and Louisville.  
Target 32’s Paul Moses discovered anyone can be a carrier and not
find out until it’s too late.  “She never really understood what was
going on. One of the nurses had to write down ancinetobactor
baumannii on paper, give it to her and say ‘look it up,’” Marcie
Hascall Clark said. “This is what your husband has.”

That’s how Clark, an educator on infectious bacteria, described the
situation of a Sellersburg woman whose husband contracted two
severe infections during heart surgery at a Louisville hospital:
MRSA, a staph infection, sometimes called a flesh-eating bacteria,
and Acinetobactor Baumannii, which first surfaced in Vietnam and
has been spreading.

“Do consumers, people who are going to the hospital, have a way
of knowing if they're going to a clean hospital or a dirty hospital?”
Infection Control Advisor Dr. Bill Templeton said. “They really don't.”

Templeton advises several local healthcare facilities on infection
control and he said hospitals aren’t required to share infection
statistics with the public. The Health Department doesn’t track it
either. In fact, reporting is voluntary – even though bacteria like
Acinetobactor Baumannii can be transmitted from countertops,
curtains and other mundane surfaces on which it can live.

Clark knows about Acinetobactor Baumannii personally. Before she
ran a Web site educating people about the dangers of hospital-
contracted infections, her husband, a bomb disposal contractor in
Iraq, almost died from blast and a Baumannii infection.

“It’s completely changed our lives,” Clark said. “He has permanent
damage from the drugs for acinetobactor baumannii, in addition to
disabilities from the blast.”

Clark said even domestic strains of Acinetobactor are nearly
resistant to all antibiotics. Clark said hospitals need to do more to
educate patients on the risks.

“That's what made me mad,” Clark said. “My husband come through
it alive, which a lot of people aren't now, but, the fact that I wasn't
told anything."

Infection control experts said communication and education are the
keys to prevention and seemingly simple things could make a big

“Hand hygiene, keep your hands clean, soap and water or primarily
using an alcohol based hand rub,” Dr. Ruth Carrico said. “The
second is ensuring that the environment in a healthcare facility is
clean, not sterile, but clean. And the third, and maybe the most
important of them all, is that we have an adequate control over the
use of antibiotics, both inside a healthcare facility, but just as
important to the consumer, is making sure we're not overusing,
misusing antibiotics."

Soon, doctors said hospitals might need to isolate everyone who
wants to check in until screenings are done for bacteria, but such a
system wouldn’t be cheap.

“Within the next year I think most hospitals in this country will have
to start doing some kind of culturing with patients when they're
admitted,” Templeton said.

In Scandinavia, hospitals have been screening for bacteria on
patients for more than 20 years. Now, they have the lowest post-
operative infection rate in the world.

“Hospitals can fix this,” Clark said. “It's money. It comes down to
money. It comes down to paying for what you need to do."

Paul Moses
Anchor and Investigative Reporter WLKY

Tennessee Regional Information Center 10/27/2006
Tough Rare Bacteria Spreads in Area

A rare drug-resistant bacteria is becoming more common in
area hospitals, due in part to military personnel bringing it
home from Iraq, local health experts believe.
The bacteria, Acinetobacter baumannii, is not a threat to
healthy people. However, officials say it can be dangerous for
people who are already ill and have weak immune systems,
because it causes wound infections that can lead to death.
There are antibiotics that can combat the bacteria, but in rare
instances nothing will work, health experts say.
Dr. Anthony Harris, an infectious disease specialists at the
University of Maryland Medical Center, said the infection
primarily affects two groups of people: the very ill and
wounded soldiers who have served in Iraq.

Some returning troops bringing rare bacteria back to Tennessee
A rare drug-resistant bacteria is becoming more common in
Tennessee hospitals, due in part to military personnel bringing it
home from Iraq, local health experts believe.

The bacteria, Acinetobacter baumannii, is not a threat to healthy
people. However, officials say it can be dangerous for people who
are already ill and have weak immune systems, because it causes
wound infections, pneumonia and bloodstream infections that can
lead to death.

Health experts don't know how much returning soldiers contribute
to the bacteria's spread. But they all agree the bacteria is

"It's been on the increase everywhere," said Dr. Juli Horton, an
infectious disease physician at Centennial Medical Center in
Nashville. "It's probably going to be something that we'll hear more
and more about."

Dr. Tom Talbot, chief hospital epidemiologist at Vanderbilt
University Medical Center, says just a few years ago the bacteria
was detected among patients there once or twice a year. Today the
hospital is seeing it once a month or more.

"It used to be barely on the radar, and now it's definitely on the
radar," Talbot said. "It will be the next antibiotic-resistant bacteria
of interest."

Horton said the situation is similar at Centennial: "We are seeing it
with increasing frequency."

There are antibiotics that can combat the bacteria, but in rare
instances nothing will work, health experts say.

Dr. Anthony Harris, an infectious disease specialist at the University
of Maryland Medical Center, said the infection primarily affects two
groups of people: the very ill and wounded soldiers who have
served in Iraq.

"It's seen a lot in veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan,"
said Harris, who is an expert on Acinetobacter and has several
grants to study antibiotic-resistant bacteria. "We don't know at this
point how much of a factor the veterans are."

No one, including state and federal health agencies, is tracking the
number of people who have become sickened with the bacteria.
But the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported
an increasing number of cases at military medical facilities in 2004.
More recent data is not available.

"There's no question that Acinetobacter baumannii caused a
challenge in military medical facilities," said Dr. Arjun Srinivasan, a
medical epidemiologist at the CDC.

Still, Srinivasan said, the increase began before the war in Iraq, and
there are other factors that play much more of a role.

Ever improving medical care allows very sick people to be kept
alive longer, and this population is more susceptible to becoming
infected. Also, several types of drug-resistant bacteria are on the
rise because of the overuse of antibiotics.

Other epidemiologists agree other factors are involved.

"It's part of a larger picture," Horton said. "It's one of several
bacteria we are concerned about. We have very few drugs to treat

It's unclear whether Fort Campbell's Blanchfield Army Community
Hospital has seen an increase in cases. A military spokeswoman
said a doctor at the hospital cannot answer questions about the
situation there because numbers aren't kept.

The Fort Campbell hospital serves the U.S. Army's 101st Airborne
Division, which is returning from a second tour of duty in Iraq.

Molly Reynolds, a spokeswoman for the Veterans Affairs hospital in
Nashville, did not return three phone calls for comment.

Acinetobacter baumannii lives in dirt and water around the world
but is believed to be more common in the Middle East. One
possible explanation for the many cases among American soldiers
is thattheir wounds become infected when exposed to Iraqi dirt.

Horton said that soldiers returning from Iraq sometimes carry the
bacteria on their skin, but the average civilian is not likely a carrier.
Healthy people can be carriers without becoming sick and
spreading it to others.

The bacteria can be passed along through a simple handshake. But
people typically become infected when the bacteria enters an open

Studies have shown that it's possible for the bacteria to live on
surfaces for as long as 20 days. It can be easily killed with
commonly used disinfectant agents.

"Health-care facilities have to be vigilant," Srinivasan said.

Srinivasan said the reports of increased cases from local doctors
may be representative of what's happening all over the country.

"Anecdotally, we are getting calls from health-care facilities across
the country that are reporting more cases," he said. "These reports
are becoming more common."

Katie Allison Granju , Producer   
The Devil Roams the ITU
Headlines Malta
At St Luke's Hospital...
"The Devil" roams the ITU
Multiple resistant bacterium Acinetobacter could be deadly
Owen Galea 24 February 2007
The Intensive Therapy Unit at St Luke’s Hospital has been
“attacked” by a new bacterium, Acinetobacter, which is resistant to
all antibiotics.
A well known medical practitioner at St Luke’s nicknamed this
bacterium as “The Devil”.
He said: “During these last few weeks we did not have a problem
with MRSA but we have been battling multiple resistant bacteria.”
Read more.....
An incomplete list of
US Civilian Hospitals with
cases of

Acinetobacter baumannii

as reported by staff, patients,
family members, and media

Mountain Valley Rehab
Prescott Arizona

Health South Rehab
Tucson Arizona

St Joseph's Mercy Health
Hot Springs Arkansas

Jefferson Regional Medical
Pine Bluff Arkansas

Davis East Life Care Center
Pine Bluff Arkansas

Mercy Hospital
Bakersfield California

Olympia Medical Center
Los Angeles California

University of Southern
Los Angeles California

Arrowhead Medical Center  
Colton  California

Sierra Nevada
Memorial Hospital
Grass Valley California

Wound Care Clinic at
Santa Clara Valley Medical
San Jose California

Holy Cross Hospital
Ft Lauderdale Florida

Lee Memorial Hospital
Ft Myers Florida

Baptist Medical Center
Jacksonville Florida

Holmes Regional Medical
Melbourne Florida USA

Orlando Regional Medical
Orlando Florida

Kendall Regional Medical
Miami Florida

St. Joseph's Hospital
Tampa Florida

Medical Center of Central
Macon Georgia

Roseland Community Hospital
Chicago lllinois

St Joseph's Hospital
South Bend Indiana

Our Lady of Bellfonte Hospital

Flatwoods Kentucky

Jewish Hospital
Louisville Kentucky

Pikeville Medical Center
Pikeville Kentucky

University of Kentucky
Chandler Hospital
Lexington Kentucky

Ochsner Healthcare Hospital
New Orleans Lousiana

Tulane University Hospital
New Orleans Louisiana

Wound Care Center
Sulphur Louisiana

Oakwood Hospital and Medical
Dearborn Michigan

Kernan Rehab Center
Baltimore Maryland

National Institutes of Health
Bethesda Maryland

St Agnes Hospital
Baltimore Maryland

University of Maryland Medical
Baltimore Maryland

Spaulding Rehabilitation
Boson Massachusetts

Wake Forest Baptist Hospital
Winston Salem NC

St John's Hospital
Springfield Missouri

St John's Hospital
St Louis Missouri

Manor Care Health Service
Reno Nevada

Kennedy Memorial Hospitals
University Medical Center
Cherry Hill NJ

Roberts Woods Johnson
University Hospital
Fuld Campus

Hamilton Campus
Hamilton NJ

Underwood Memorial Hospital
Woodbury New Jersey

Virtua West Jersey Hospital
Vorhees New Jersey

Kessler Rehab
West Orange NJ

Specialty Hospital
Amherst Ohio

Specialty Select Hospital
Akron Ohio

MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland Ohio

Grant Medical Center
Columbus Ohio

Regency Manor Rehab and
Subacute Center
Columbus Ohio

Community Health Partners
Lorraine Ohio

HCR Manor Care
Parma Ohio

Flower Hospital
Toledo Ohio

St Vincents
Toledo Ohio

Toledo Hospital
Toledo Ohio

Undisclosed facility
Toledo Ohio

Thomas Jefferson University
Philadelphia PA

University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia PA

Trident Hospital
North Charleston
South Carolina

Johnson City Medical Center
Johnson City Tennessee

The Regional Medical Center
Memphis, Tennessee

Vanderbilt University Medical
Nashville Tennessee

Centennial Medical Center
Nashville Tennessee

St Elizabeth Hospital
Beaumont Texas

Valley Baptist Medical Center
Brownsville Texas

Valley Regional Medical Center
Brownsville Texas

Solara Hospital
Brownsville Texas

Harris Methodist Hospital
Ft Worth Texas

St Michaels Hospital
Texarkana Texas

Willowbrook Methodist Hospital
Houston Texas

Hampton Specialty Hospital
Hampton Virginia

James River Rehab Facility
Newport News Virginia

Sentara Careplex
Hampton Virginia

Medical Center of Virginia
Richmond Virginia

Swedish Medical Center
Seattle Washington

Royal Brisbane& Womans
Brisbane Australia

Princess Alexandra Hospital
Brisbane Australia

Alfred Hospital
Melbourne Australia

Flinders Medical Center
Southern Australia
March 2, 2009
Two patients die at Roseland
Community Hospital in Chicago
with Acinetobacter baumannii

February 2, 2009
Patient dies from Acinetobacter
baumannii and Cdiff coinfection
at Trident Hospital in North
Charleston SC
Hospital claims he died from a
lung condition that he didn't
have when he went in

January 2009
Civillian Contractor takes Ab
from Landstuhl to Memphis in

November 2008
Grant Medical Center
Columbus Ohio denies outbreak
Please report cases

Wound care center in San Jose
California gives woman
completely drug resistant Ab

October 20, 2008
Texarkana patient in renal failure
due to toxic drugs used to treat
Ab.  So this is no big deal?????

September 29, 2008
Staff at hospital in Texarkana
tells family Ab is no big deal,
patient would probably die of old
age before they would die of Ab.

July 22, 2008
Dog in Delaware tests positive
for Acinetobacter baumannii

July 12, 2008
Blood bank worker diagnosed
with Acinetobacter baumannii

June 30th 2008
Brownsville Acinetobacter
baumannii patient dies

June 25 2008
Dog in Florida tests postive for
Acinetobacter baumannii

May 23, 2008
MDRAb reported in patient after
successful heart surgery at
Medical Center of Central

April 9, 2003
Patients at Specialty Hospital in
Amherst Ohio in isolation for
Acinetobacter baumannii

April 3, 2008
Four year old in Huntsville
Alabama fighting Acinetobacter

March 31st  2008
Outbreak reported at Pikeville
Medical Center, formerly
Pikeville Methodist hospital,
Pikeville Kentucky

March 24
Hospital worker job threatened
when she refuses to care for
patient with completely drug
resistant Ab without taking full

March 7
Toledo Hospital moving
Acinetobacter patients out
because their insurance ran out.

February 17
A 49 year old woman dies at
Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans
Lousianna from Completely Drug
Resistant Acinetobacter
Her Ab was tested for every
antibiotic and was resistant to
them all.

February 9,
Ab spreads to other facilities in
Baltimore Maryland

February 5,
Patient reported infected with
Acinetobacter baumannii in
Dearborn Michigan

January 25,
St. Agnes in Baltimore Md
reports cases

January 17,
Columbus Ohio Ab patient life
support pulled

January 16, 2008
University of Maryland Medical
Center reports 4 patients in
isolation for Acinetobacter
baumannii infections which
began in December.  They claim
not to know whether or not Ab
attributed to three deaths in this
ICU during this time.  That means
they had Ab so we're talking
about 7 known cases.

January 14, 2008
Patient who went into Grant
Medical Center in Columbus
Ohio for surgery fighting for her
life with Acinetobacter baumannii

January 12, 2008
Otherwise healthy Toledo Ohio
hospital worker infected with
Acinetobacter baumannii and
MRSA fighting for her life.  
Husbands says hospitals in this
area are having a bad problem
with Acinetobacter baumannii.

November 24, 2007
More reports from Lee Memorial
Hospital in Ft Myers Florida.
Infectious disease protocals not
being followed and 7th and 8th
floors are heavily infected.

November 14, 2007
Patient at Davis East Care Center
in Pine Bluff Arkansas dying from
MDR Ab (Deceased)

October 13, 2007
Patient Dies at the Regional
Medical Center in Memphis Tenn
from Acinetobacter baumannii

October 4, 2007
Civilian accident victim at
Arrowhead Medical Center dies
from Ab infection

October 1, 2007
Civilian accident victim infected
with MDRAB in ICU at Arrowhead
Medical Center in Colton,

September 25, 2007
Civilian accident victim contracts
MDRAB after surgery at St.
Josephs Hospital in Tampa

September 16, 2007
Civilian with MDRAB confirmed
strain from Iraq at Willowbrook in
Houston, TX

September 3 2007
Injured Contractor from Iraq
arrives at civilian hospital with
MDRAB. (Dallas)

September 2 2007
Just in from the National
Institutes for Health
4 confirmed cases there
Others being treated with

August 28, 2007
Nick Narron died this morning at
Jewish Hospital in Louisville
Kentucky after battling a
co-infection with MRSA and

August 17 2007
Transplant patient dies at Tulane
from MDRAB while being treated
with colistin.

July 27, 2007
Burn patient with MDRAB at
Kendall Regional Medical Center

July 19, 2007  MDRAB first
reported in multiple patients at
Willowbrook Methodist in Ft
Worth Texas.  Patient reporting
was put in room following
wounded soldier.
Acinetobacter baumannii
from Iraq
The Coalition of the contaminated
Service personnel and private contractors from 40 countries have
received care at
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