Mrsa | MRSA Down, C. Difficile Up Slightly, Says CDC


Four types of common healthcare-associated infections are in decline, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s 2010 report .

However, the agency said that clostridium difficile infections resisted prevention efforts, with a slight increase of 1.1% compared with 2008 and a projected increase of 6.8% for 2010.

In a statement, CDC director Thomas R. Frieden, MD, said “Hospitals continue to make impressive progress in driving down certain infections in intensive care units through implementation of CDC prevention strategies,” said CDC Director Thomas R. Frieden, M.D., M.P.H.


“Hospitals and state health departments need to translate this progress to other areas of health care delivery and health care infections, such as dialysis and ambulatory surgery centers, and diarrheal infections such as Clostridium difficile .”


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