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04 Apr 2013 Publication of quarterly reports on Clostridium difficile infection and S. aureus bacteraemia

The quarterly report on the surveillance of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) in Scotland, October to December 2012, was published in the HPS Weekly Report (4 April 2013) under the mandatory programme for surveillance of CDI in Scotland. This report provides CDI data for the fourth quarter of 2012 in 14 NHS boards and one NHS Special Health Board. Results in the age groups 15-64 and those aged 65 and over are included. These data are compared to previous quarters.

An appendix detailing all CDI rates and denominator data published since October 2006 for each NHS board and overall for Scotland can be accessed from an online appendix:

The quarterly report on the surveillance of Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus) bacteraemia in Scotland, October to December 2012 was published in the HPS Weekly Report (4 April 2013) under the mandatory programme for surveillance of S. aureus in Scotland. This includes data on both meticillin-resistant S. aureus (MRSA) and meticillin-sensitive S. aureus (MSSA) bacteraemias; these data are compared to previous quarters.

Online appendices which are referenced in the report detailing all S. aureus rates bacteraemia rates, denominator data and graphs for each NHS board and overall for Scotland can be accessed from: