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Policy documents

  1. Clostridium difficile

    November 2009

    Clostridium difficile is a bacterium carried in the guts of a wide range of animals, as well as up to 3 % of humans. Clostridium difficile infection is the most important cause of hospital-acquired diarrhoea.

  2. Norovirus

    August 2009

    Norovirus, also known as winter vomiting disease, is the most common cause of gastroenteritis (diarrhoea and vomitting) in the UK.

  3. Hand hygiene

    February 2009

    Not all infections can be avoided, but one of the easiest methods of prevention is hand washing, in the home as well as in the hospital.

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