Sunday 21 January 2018

Superbug outbreak a wake-up call for hospitals

Eilish O'Regan Health Correspondent

MRSA is still the superbug most feared by patients -- but in recent years Irish hospitals are increasingly conquering its spread.

Outbreaks in maternity hospitals or units are rare -- but have occurred in Portlaoise and Letterkenny.

It is a clear signal that basic infection control measures have fallen down. But the puzzling recurrence of the bug in Mayo General shows that, despite attempts to eradicate it, there is much about MRSA we may yet not know.

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