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Superbug screening plan pilot

26th March 2008

About one million people in Scotland are to take part in a year-long pilot screening programme for the superbug MRSA in hospitals.

The first regions to introduce the scheme will be NHS Ayrshire & Arran, NHS Grampian and NHS Western Isles, with people in those areas being given nasal swabs to test for the presence of MRSA. If the bug is found, they will be given appropriate treatments to clear it and if successful, the scheme could be rolled out across the country in 2009/2010.


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