Hospital bug numbers declining30th September 2009
Tough new hygiene measures means the number of people contracting superbugs is declining.
June saw a fall of 27% on April this year, with a 40% fall compared to the same time last year.
In people aged 2 and over cases of Clostridium difficile was down 18% from the previous quarter and 37% from last year.
A spokesperson for the Health Protection Agency said "these are impressive results."
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Title: Hospital bug numbers declining
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 13146
Date Added: 30th Sep 2009