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BMJ 2011; 342 doi: (Published 18 January 2011) Cite this as: BMJ 2011;342:d336

Single rooms in intensive care halve infection rate: Rates of acquisition of Clostridium difficile, vancomycin resistant enterococcus species, and meticillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in an intensive care unit fell by 54% (95% confidence interval 29% to 70%) after it was converted from a multibed ward to single rooms, shows a study (Archives of Internal Medicine 2011;171:32-8, doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2010.469).

Medical aid teams treat those injured in Ivory Coast: Surgical teams from the aid group Médecins Sans Frontières have treated 63 people wounded in …

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