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07 Oct 2009 Publication of quarterly report on the surveillance of Clostridium difficile infection

The quarterly report on the surveillance of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in Scotland, April-June 2009, was published this week in the HPS Weekly Report under the mandatory programme for surveillance of CDI in Scotland.

The report presents the data from the second quarter of 2009 in 14 NHS boards and compares results with previous quarters of data, including comparison with annual rates. Also included in this report are results of the snapshot programme on the distribution of C. difficile ribotypes for the same period, and the first results from the expansion of the surveillance programme to include cases in patients aged 15-64.