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MRSA and C. difficile infection rates


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Region: United Kingdom

The Health Protection Agency (HPA) has published a quarterly epidemiological commentary on trends of MRSA (meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) bloodstream infections and Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infections from July 2007 to September 2009. The latest figures on MRSA bloodstream infections show a continued decline. Overall there has been a 57% decrease in the number of episodes reported during the surveillance period in England, from 1,083 cases in Q3/2007 (July to September) to 465 cases during the same time period in 2009. The incidence of trust-apportioned and all other episodes of Clostridium difficile infection have decreased between Q3/2007 (July to September) and the same period in 2009. Between Q3/2007 and Q3/2009, there has been a 61% decrease in the counts of trust-apportioned episodes and a 40% decrease in the number of all other episodes.

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refer to the resource. () MRSA and C. difficile infection rates [Online]. Available from: [Accessed: 20th October 2019].


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