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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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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).