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MRSA found in UK poultry

The first case of MRSA in poultry in the UK has been found in turkeys and chickens on a farm in East Anglia says the Department of Health (DH).A spokesman said that two thirds of the turkeys on the farm, which hasn’t been named, were found to be infected. It is thought that hundreds of […]

Doctors’ tie ban resulted in scruffy health professionals

A health professional has criticised “scruffy doctors” and called for a return to ties and white coats. Stephanie Dancer, a microbiologist at Hairmyres Hospital in East Kilbride, said patients complained they did not know who the doctor was. In 2008, the Scottish government dropped the white coat and banned ties in a bid to cut […]

DNA code of MRSA superbug cracked by scientists

The DNA code of the superbug MRSA has been cracked by scientists so that their future spread can be halted more quickly.A new device can identify specific bacterial strains from their genetic codes so experts can target the transmission path of the infection and cut it off. In an early test of the technology, researchers […]

MRSA Action UK’s fears for government’s continued failings over hygiene

MRSA Action UK’s dismay at the government’s continued failings to inform the public of the need to protect themselves from Swine Flu and other infectious illnesses that have become a modern day plague. With H1N1 (Swine Flu), norovirus and the continuing threat from MRSA and Clostridium difficile in the community setting MRSA Action UK is […]

MRSA deaths double under Labour- latest statistics report

The number of deaths linked to the hospital superbug MRSA has risen by nearly a quarter, in only 2 years. The Office for National Statistics data revealed that between 2003 and 2004 the mentions of MRSA, on death certificates increased by 22% to 1,168. Since Labour came to power in 1997 the number of deaths […]

2 blatant MRSA lies

The DoH’s pathetic statement in the article below “MRSA rates are falling – they’re at their lowest level since recording began in 2001” contains two blatant lies in their desperation to cover their own fatal incompetence: Lie Number One: MRSA was first discovered in 1964 and since it’s infection can be fatal it is a […]

MRSA death rates double in only 4 years

The number of deaths in which the superbug MRSA has been cited as a cause has doubled in four years, official statistics show. The Office for National Statistics said in 2003 MRSA was mentioned on 955 death certificates – up from 487 in 1999. FAQ: MRSA Facts Mortality rates were highest among older people with […]

MRSA costs the NHS £1bn a year

The UK’s MRSA problem may be due to the emergence of highly contagious clones of the superbug, says a scientist. The emergence of two particularly nasty versions of MRSA coincides with increasing hospital superbug infection rates, says Dr Mark Enright. The Bath University scientist believes government efforts should focus more on screening for and isolating […]