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Outbreak declared at hospital

May 02, 2012
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BARRIE, ON — A facility wide outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) has been delcared at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre, according to The Barrie Examiner.

Over the weekend, two new hospital-acquired cases of the illness were discovered, bringing the total in April to eight cases, the article stated.

According to the article, strategies are currently being put in place to try and stop the spred of the bug.

"Our action planning team has convened and immediately redirected resources, supplies and personnel to ensuring every measure possible can be taken to keep our patients safe," said Deb Paton, RVH''s manager of infection prevention and control.

Measures being taken include deep cleaning medical units, hiring a special bug-busting team and cleaning all high-touch areas and all bathrooms with a high-strength disinfectant, the article noted.

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