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Cleaning to Combat Hospital Bacteria

Published måndag 19 oktober 2009 kl 14.20
Multi resistantbacteria

An increasing number of Swedes are infected with multi resistant bacteria in hospitals. During the first 9 months the number of detected cases increased by 30% compared to the same period last year.

Now the Swedish National Board on Health and Welfare want to review the purchasing of cleaning services to hospitals in Sweden.

The general secretary of the Board, Lars-Erik Holm, told Swedish News Agency TT that hygiene must be put at the top of the agenda. Recently the Board has stressed the need to prevent overcrowded hospital wards as another measure to combat the spread of infection.

Multi-resistant bacteria can cause very serious and in worst cases lethal infections in frail patients, like babies and the elderly. Within the last year, six babies have died in Sweden as a result of the bacteria.

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