December 15, the doctors at the Sheba hospital were forced to perform surgery to remove the uterus of the woman because of the aggressive infection. This is the third patient who have undergone such surgery within a week.
The hospital reported that the patient underwent surgery today also gave birth in the clinic. However, her tests showed that the cause of acute inflammation was not Streptococcus group A. Therefore, we are not talking about the infection from the doctor.
We will remind that yesterday it became known that the two ex-mothers caught in the «Shibe» streptococcal infection group A, which led to the removal of the uterus. During epidemiological investigations which the hospital has been carried out together with the Ministry of healthcare, among the medical staff was found the carrier of infection. He was one of the doctors in the postnatal ward. The doctor at the time of treatment with antibiotics sent to hospital.
Commenting on the situation, health Ministry officials in an interview with «Sieves Beth» said that we are not talking about negligence by the doctor, as he didn’t know that is a carrier. According to experts, about 15% of the population are carriers of strep infection that lies dormant in their body, not manifesting itself.
In Sheba hospital, continuing review. On the evening of 15 December, representatives of the clinic reported that about 80 of women had contact with the doctor. They are all invited to check, but so far only five have been discovered signs of infection.