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Hospital infections rise

29th December 2011

Reports have suggested that hospital acquired infections have risen significantly in the last year.

Figures from the NHS Information Centre – which refer to all infections including superbugs MRSA and Clostridium difficile, plus others such as norovirus and E.coli - show they doubled from 22,488 to 42,712 in just two years. Meanwhile the Health Protection Agency has said there have been 46 outbreaks of suspected norovirus in hospitals over the past two weeks, with 26 of these leading to ward closures or restrictions to admissions.

 

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