report from the Chief Medical Officer of Health in England reports that "rates of C. difficile have fallen consistently in all English regions in recent years. MRSA has fallen markedly and is now very low in many areas."
As noted in November, there is no evidence of that in Ontario, as the incidence of both MRSA and C. Difficile is about the same as when public reporting started (i.e. over about the same period as when the rates of MRSA and C. Difficile were falling in England).
18% of U.S. long stay acute care hospitals. The bacteria, called Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE), kill one in two patients who get bloodstream infections from them and are resistant to all, or nearly all, antibiotics. A resistant form of Klebsiella pneumoniae (which is one type of CRE) has showed a seven-fold increase in the last decade. Prevention techniques include strict hospital cleaning and hand hygiene practices.The US Centre for Disease Control recently issued a call to action after announcing that an increasingly resistant bacteria has found its way into