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NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Update Statement

October 13, 2007 2:10 PM

Six patients at the Victoria Infirmary continue to be treated for Clostridium Difficile (C Diff) in a temporary cohort isolation facility (a designated ward for C Diff).

Another ward at the hospital continues not to admit patients due to three patients having suspected viral gastroenteritis.

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

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

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.


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