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Health Authorities Take Step to Control MRSA Infection

by Medindia Content Team on May 1, 2006 at 6:26 PM
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Health Authorities Take Step to Control MRSA Infection

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The National Public Health Service for Wales published, figures for rates of serious bloodstream infections caused by bugs, including MRSA. This step is taken to assure the public that all measures are carefully taken by the health officials to protect the public. John Wardell, 76, a former theatre manager acquired MRSA infection after a hip replacement operation at Abergele Hospital in 2003. It is resistant to various antibiotics. Mrs. Whiteside, from Rhyl, along with the group MRSA Support said that more clarity and honesty in the system is essential to prevent MRSA infections among the patients.

The health officials should look at each hospital trust and check that the infection rate is going down. Hence the Public health officials published on its website the figures for a Top 10 of healthcare associated infections, from E. coli to MRSA,
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collected from each NHS Trust in Wales. But experts say that MRSA represented less than 10% of the total bloodstream infections in Wales. Dr Eleri Davies, acting director of the Welsh Healthcare Associated Infection Programme (WHAIP), said that acquiring an MRSA infection depends on the patient's own health, reason for hospital admission and the type of treatment they are receiving. Welsh health minister Dr Brian Gibbons asked the NHS to take all the necessary steps to reduce all possible hospital infections.
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