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Update on MRSA Cases in Royal Alexandra Hospital SCBU

July 01, 2008 1:53 PM

Following the announcement last week of five babies who tested positive for MRSA colonisation at the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) at the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley, two babies remain isolated in the hospital.

The two babies in isolation do not have an MRSA infection and none are giving any cause for concern as a result of the MRSA colonisation.

Both of the colonised babies continue to be nursed in isolation in the SCBU. All other unaffected babies are being treated in a separate discrete clinical area within the SCBU.

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Notes to Editors

People who have MRSA on their bodies or in their noses but who are unharmed by it are described as being colonised.

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