7/8/11

C. Difficile rate hits 32 month high in Ontario hospitals

The latest report (May 2011) on the incidence of C. Difficile in Ontario hospitals shows that the disease is more common than any time since September 2008, one month after the province began to publicly report the data.

In response to an earlier OCHU campaign demanding action on superbugs, a government cabinet minister claimed  in March that superbug rates were going down. 

I'm not sure if they are still claiming that or not...

Of course, the public reports of C. Difficile outbreaks skyrocketed in June and July, not May -- so it will be interesting to see the reports for those months.  

More on whether we should all just relax and let these superbug problems pass us by tomorrow.  

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