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C diff outbreak kills three

24th March 2009

Eastbourne District General Hospital has confirmed that three patients have died following a superbug outbreak.

The hospital, in East Sussex, said ten more deaths may have been caused by Clostridium difficile infections and 17 more patients were undergoing treatment for the bug. Chief nurse Jane Hentley said: "We are doing a cycle programme of deep cleaning in all of our ward areas, also using specialised equipment, using hydrogen peroxide, and we believe that's been instrumental in helping us to manage this infection."

 

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