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2011-08-12 12:10:00

An outbreak strain of Clostridium difficile, a bacterium that causes diarrhea and sometimes life-threatening inflammation of the colon, is common in Chicago-area acute care hospitals.

2008-10-06 00:00:36

By Robert Verkaik LAW EDITOR * NHS chiefs could face jail if they ignore warnings to cut risk of superbug infections DIRECTORS OF hospitals where patients have died from superbug infections because of failures by senior management will be prosecuted under new manslaughter laws, ministers have told NHS chiefs.

2008-08-29 18:00:39

PENSIONER Doreen Ford was one of more than 90 patients who died after contracting C.diff during Britain's worst ever outbreak. She caught the bug at Maidstone Hospital two years ago while having chemotherapy for her breast cancer.

2008-08-20 06:00:58

A HOSPITAL ward has been closed after an outbreak of the Clostridium difficile superbug, it emerged yesterday. Seven patients at Dunfermline's Queen Margaret Hospital tested positive for the infection.

2008-08-06 06:00:46

By Lyndsay Moss ANY death of someone in hospital is upsetting for the family and the staff caring for that patient. But where there is a suspicion that something could have been done to prevent that death, the outcome can be devastating.

2008-08-05 12:01:07

By CLAIRE McNEILLY; LISA SMYTH NO further measures to fight killer superbugs are expected to be introduced in Northern Ireland hospitals in the coming weeks, the Department of Health said today.

2008-07-14 15:00:51

A PATIENT died during an outbreak of the Clostridium difficile bug at a Glasgow hospital, it has emerged . Health secretary Nicola Sturgeon said she understood six patients had been affected by the outbreak at the Victoria Infirmary last month.

2008-07-03 06:00:55

THE number of pensioners diagnosed with the Clostridium difficile superbug has risen to record levels, it was revealed yesterday.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.