Causes of Infection after Earthquake, China, 2008
Published Date:Jun 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(6):974-975.
Aged, 80 And Over
Microbial Sensitivity Tests
Wounds And Injuries
Description:To determine which organisms most commonly cause infection after natural disasters, we cultured specimens from injured earthquake survivors in Wenchuan, China, 2008. Of 123 cultures, 46 (59%) grew only 1 type of pathogenic bacteria. Smear was more effective than culture for early diagnosis of gas gangrene. Early diagnosis and treatment of wounds are crucial.
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