New hospital 'superbug' outbreak

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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

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