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Superbug alert system delay

30th July 2008

A system to alert doctors in Scotland to superbug outbreaks will not be launched until next year.

The Electronic Communication of Surveillance in Scotland (ECOSS) system, which is a web-based early warning system, was scheduled to be deployed later this year. However, Health Protection Scotland says linking Scottish diagnostic labs to the system will take longer than planned.

At present, real time local surveillance and monitoring is already in place in NHS boards but once implemented, ECOSS will collect all data and participating laboratories will routinely report superbug outbreaks.


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Article Information

Title: Superbug alert system delay
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 7742
Date Added: 30th Jul 2008



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