Clostridium difficile cases in hospitals rose by 8 per cent in 2006, according to the latest figures from the Health Protection Agency. The quarterly data shows infection rates remain high, particularly in small acute trusts. There were 55,681 cases reported in patients aged over 65 years in England in 2006.

Cases of MRSA, however, have fallen 7 per cent on the previous quarter (July to September 2006), when there were 1,652 reported cases.

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Clostridium difficile cases in hospitals rose by 8 per cent in 2006, according to the latest figures from the Health Protection Agency. The quarterly data shows infection rates remain high, particularly in small acute trusts. There were 55,681 cases reported in patients aged over 65 years in England in 2006.

Cases of MRSA, however, have fallen 7 per cent on the previous quarter (July to September 2006), when there were 1,652 reported cases.

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