New hospital 'superbug' outbreak
4 December 2006, AMSTERDAM — A worker and three patients have been diagnosed with the hospital bacteria MRSA at a nursing home in Veghel.
4 December 2006
AMSTERDAM — A worker and three patients have been diagnosed with the hospital bacteria MRSA at a nursing home in Veghel.
Director Gerard van den Berg said the hospital has taken precautionary measures to prevent any further spread of the bacteria.
The so-called 'superbug' scourge of hospital wards was also found last month at the nearby Bernhoven hospital in Veghel.
In that case, a surgeon and hospital staff worker was infected.
It is not yet known if there is a connection between the two outbreaks. "The origin cannot be determined," Van den Berg said.
Bernhoven was declared MRSA-free two weeks ago.
The Veghel nursing home has stopped admitting new patients and several patients have been placed in quarantine. An entire ward will be disinfected.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]
Subject: Dutch news