June 15, 2009 11:40 am;
Cases of the deadly superbug MRSA are still on the rise in one in 10 hospital trusts, while one in five still have increasing rates of C. difficile, an official report shows.
By Kate Devlin, Medical Correspondent
The report by the National Audit Office (NAO) sparked criticism of a “lamentable lack of progress” on measuring other potentially dangerous bloodstream infections which are also on the rise but are being neglected because of the concentration on MRSA and C. diff.
Cases of MRSA have fallen by half across the country since ministers set a national target in 2004, while C. diff rates have dropped by one third.
By Josh Gross, SI.com Inside MMA
Former WEC champion Cole Escovedo suffered from a staph infection in 2007. First diagnosed as an ingrown hair, the disease nearly shut down his body. After Escovedo, Leopoldo Serao and Kevin Randleman also had bouts with MRSA.Perched above the ring after professionally…
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