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MRSA and C. Diff hit new low

September 29, 2009
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KING''S LYNN, NORFOLK, UK - England’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital has seen a dramatic decrease in risk level associated with contracting methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and clostridium difficile (C. diff) amid measures to combat the infections, according to Lynn News.
The hospital reported eight cases of MRSA infections, which is the same as the figures recorded in 2007-2008 and significantly lower than the anticipated 2008-2009 of no more than 12 cases, the story stated. C. diff infections were also lower than expected.
“At present, we have the lowest number of MRSA infections reported since data collation on this began,” said Dr John Battersby, NHS Norfolk''s lead on infection control.
To fight infection, the hospital performed enhanced deep-cleaning as well as monthly training to all wards, clinical and community staff, with extra training planned in other clinical areas.
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