Annual incidence of MRSA falls in England, but C difficile continues to rise

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 08 November 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:958
  1. Helen Mooney
  1. London

    Hospitals in England may be beginning to win the battle against infections, figures released by the Health Protection Agency indicate.

    The statistics show that the number of new cases of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) reported between April 2006 and March 2007 was 6381, down by more than 10% from the 7096 reported in the previous year.

    The agency said that since mandatory surveillance of MRSA was introduced in 2001 the number of reported cases has fallen by 12%.

    The latest quarterly figures for MRSA also …

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