MRSA bloodstream infection levels have plateaued in England, the Health Protection Agency has revealed.

The agency today published its latest quarterly report, which showed that between October and December 2007 1,087 cases were reported, compared with 1,080 in the previous quarter.

C difficile figures showed an 8 per cent reduction, but the agency warned changes to the way data was reported mean the figures may not be completely accurate.

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