The deadly Clostridium difficile hospital bug is on the rise, while MRSA superbug rates are falling too slowly to meet government targets. The Health Protection Agency figures show the C difficile rate rose by 5.5% in England during the first three quarters of 2006 to 42,625. The MRSA rate fell by 5% to 3,391, but if trends continue the target of halving cases by 2008 will be missed. HPA officials said there was still much to be done to get a grip on the bugs.
This is an increasingly serious problem, which PRimage believes needs to be given top priority by health officials and the department of health to resolve!