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No MRSA in this hospital

April 16, 2012
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CROYDON, UNITED KINGDOM — Croydon Health Services NHS Trust has gone 12 full months without a single case of hospital-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to The Guardian.

The last recorded MRSA infection was on March 2, 2011, the story stated.

In reaching this achievement, the hospital has screened nearly all patients upon admission, enforced rigorous handwashing and hygiene compliance and deeply cleaned and disinfected patient wards, the story noted.

Although no MRSA cases were recorded, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust did see 27 cases of Clostridium difficile (C. diff), the story added.

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