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Outbreak of “Clostridium Difficile” in Uruguay's largest hospital; situation under control

Saturday, January 18th 2014 - 05:24 UTC
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Uruguay's main university hospital, suffering from an outbreak of the highly contagious bacteria “Clostridium Difficile” has been recommended “to suspend new entries to the sections involved, restrict visits and extreme hygiene measures” plus an epidemiological test of patients and staff. Read full article


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  • Captain Poppy

    This really should not be too much of a surprise that an outbreak of a disease where sick people congregate. That is why the current SOP is to send people home from the hospital to recuperate asap.
    Disease's break out in hospitals all over the world. Big deal. This should just be a public health announcement for the people of Uruguay.

    Jan 18th, 2014 - 02:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • GFace

    (I remember the fastest way to get sick in college was to go to Wait-an-hour he alt center and come home with something worse -- all those disease resistant bugs in close quarters with people who's immune systems are already knocked down and walking up hill against water.) The other problem of course are all these antibiotic resistant strains going around in the same building with people with very low resistance. The only other source of “Patient Zeros” that rivals hospitals are children's daycare centers (of course we parents are the ones that get sick with all the nasties they bring home, not the kids).

    Jan 20th, 2014 - 04:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Clyde15

    As you say, this could happen -and does - in any hospital in the developed world.

    Jan 20th, 2014 - 05:30 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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