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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Statement

October 12, 2007 6:20 PM

A further update will be issued tomorrow.

Clostridium difficile are bacteria that can cause an infection in the bowel which may result in diarrhoea.  It is found in around one in fifty healthy adults, who carry the bug without it causing any problems.  It mainly causes infection amongst patients who have received recent antibiotic therapy, especially the elderly.


Notes to Editors

For more information contact NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Communications on 0141 201 4429.

ENDS

No patients are giving cause for concern as a direct result of either infection.

Another ward at the hospital is not admitting patients due to three patients having suspected viral gastroenteritis.


Six patients at the Victoria Infirmary are being treated for Clostridium Difficile (C Diff) in a cohort isolation facility (a designated ward for C Diff).

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