CDC: MRSA down but C. Difficile up

By: October 21st, 2011 Email This Post Print This Post

The CDC says that some healthcare-assisted infections are on the decline, but that clostridium difficile infections are increasing, reports HealthLeaders Media, October 20.

Data submitted to CDC’s healthcare infection monitoring system shows that four types of common healthcare-associated infections, including MRSA, are in decline and on target for reaching the National Healthcare Safety Network 2013 goals. “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, according to HealthLeaders.


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