MRSA and C. diff at record low
Clostridium Difficile among the over 65s in Scotland and cases of MRSA are at the lowest level since recording began, according to the latest figures. Statistics released today by Health Protection Scotland show that efforts to reduce the level of healthcare associated infections are continuing to produce results.
From January to March 2012 there were:
• 48 MRSA cases - down 30.4 % (from 69) when compared with the same quarter last year, and a reduction of 4% (from 50) on the previous quarter
• 334 C. diff cases in over 65s - down 6.2 % (from 356) when compared year-on-year and down 2.9 % (from 344) on the previous quarter.
• 380 cases of SAB infections overall (MRSA and MSSA combined) – a decrease of 10.4% (from 424) when compared with the previous year, and down 6.9% (from 408) on the previous quarter
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