Thursday, December 16, 2010

Wash your hands!!!

How timely, after they just came out with the study on infectious diseases! They blame overcrowding.

Superbugs hit crowded Ottawa hospital
The Ottawa Hospital is blaming overcrowding for an outbreak of antibiotic-resistant "superbug" bacteria at its Civic and General campuses.




Both campuses of the hospital are fighting outbreaks of vancomycin-resistant Enterococci, or VRE, while the Civic campus's intensive-care unit has six patients who've been isolated with Clostridium difficile, which causes severe vomiting and diarrhea.


An outbreak of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) has also hit a section of the Civic campus.


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