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Expert: ’We may never get rid of our hospital superbugs’

Herald.ie, August 28, 2008
Hospital bugs like MRSA and C Diff may always be with us, a top consultant microbiologist with Ireland's Health Protection Surveillance Centre has warned. The priority in hospitals around the world is to minimize the incidence of Healthcare-Associated Infections as much as possible, and Fidelma Fitzpatrick, MD, believes hospitals have procedures in place to prevent them. But eventually eliminating MRSA, C Diff, and other infections in hospitals or the community is problematic because "as long as there is healthcare, there will be HCAIs," she added.