Trip to Tijuana for Operation that in some cases it was a to intervene to lose weight, nearly a dozen US citizens left a bacterium that was highly resistant to antibiotics.
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According to CDC, several US residents returning from Tijuana were diagnosed with a Mexican city bordering San Diego. infections caused by the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
Patients in Tijuana were undergoing invasive treatment. Most used interventions to lose weight, and half of the infected were at the Grand View Hospital.
Dr. David Ham of the CDC Health Promotion Department confirmed 11 cases. Nine took place from August to November. There was also a case in 2015, and another thing is still under investigation, CNN reported.
According to the CDC, the Mexican government closed the hospital until more information was obtained, and the CDC advised tourists not to be there until it was confirmed that the bacteria had been destroyed. The other patients were infected in other hospitals and clinics.
However, "San Diego Union-Tribune" reported that people could come to the hospital and leave where it seems the operation was not stopped.
Benjamin Talei, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, told NBC that the cause of these infections is often a lack of hygiene because they do not blame the patient's body or instruments.
"With liposcopy, a piece of metal is excreted through the body, and these bacteria can lose their hands, get infected in the lungs, it can be very serious," he said.
The Pseudomonas aeruginosa is rare in the United States and its treatment is complicated. Blood, lung and post-operative infections, according to CDC, can cause serious illness and even death.
These types of bacteria become more resistant to antibiotics, so the infection does not provide the most commonly used treatment methods.
The CDC portal indicates that Medical and surgical procedures have a known level of risk and complexity regardless of where they are used.
They advised American citizens that they would travel, visit a doctor at least one month before the trip recommendations on vaccines or the necessary medicines.
You should also consult your doctor if you are healthy enough to take an intervention or medical procedure.