Mrsa | MRSA Cases Fall To Six-year Low


Cases of the hospital bug MRSA have fallen to their lowest levels in Scotland in the past six years, figures have suggested.

Health Protection Scotland data showed the number of people infected with the bug was the smallest since records began in 2005.

But cases of Clostridium difficile (C diff) have risen slightly, the figures revealed.

There were 52 cases of MRSA, meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, recorded in the second quarter of this year. The figure was down from 69 in the previous quarter and 79 in the same quarter of 2010.


There was a fall of 75.8% compared with the same period in 2007 when 215 cases were reported.

MRSA is now at the lowest level since surveillance began in 2005, the Scottish Government said.

The number of MSSA, meticillin-sensitive Staphylococcus aureus, cases also decreased, from 355 to 345 – a 2.8% fall -from the first to second quarter of 2011, which is


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