Update on medical tourists’ resistant bacterial infections in Mexico

The WHO has updated information on the antibiotic-resistant Pseudomonas aeruginosa (VIM-CRPA) infections acquired by 20 medical tourists at facilities in Tijuana, Mexico. Investigations at one particular hospital ‘identified reusable equipment that was not being appropriately processed, which poses a small but potential risk of transmission for bloodborne infections among patients’, leading to advice for all previous surgical patients of the hospital to seek testing for hepatitis B and C viruses and HIV. Read more.  

Affected Regions

North America

Affected Countries