Cases of potentially deadly bug ‘above average’ in NHS Glasgow

08 January 2020 – Herald Scotland

Cases of a theoretically deadly bloodstream infection spiked in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde last summer, months after a rare strain of the bacteria claimed three babies’ lives.

Health Protection Scotland said the above average rate of Staphylococcus aureus bacteraemia (SAB) which affected patients treated in hospital between July and September last year “needs to be looked at further”.

A total of 93 healthcare-associated cases of SAB were recorded across the health board during the three month period.

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