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MRSA Breakout at Christchurch, Mystery Virus at Southland

Posted by te2ataria on December 18, 2009

Someone Teach Our Doctors, Hospital Staff to Wash Hands

MRSA Outbreak at Christchurch Hospital and Mystery Virus at Southland Hospital Force Surgical and Rehab Ward Closures

Soon after Christchurch Hospital closed one of its surgical wards due to an outbreak of the antibiotic-resistant bacteria MRSA [at least five patients contracted the infection,] Southland Hospital locked down its rehab unit after an outbreak of a mystery virus.

The wards are expected to remain closed to new admissions until all tests on patients and staff return a negative result, various district health board spokespeople were quoted as saying.

Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) could cause severe infections in people with medical preconditions, especially those recovering from a surgery.

“It is a difficult bug to control as it is ever present in the community but for the sake of our patients we work hard to keep it out of our hospitals.” Said Ruth Barclay, Christchurch Hospital acting general manager. [Clearly, you have failed once again.]

Meanwhile, at Southland Hospital, where at least 14 patients in the hospital’s ATR Unit fell ill with vomiting and diarrhea this week, “the District Health Board chief operating officer Lexie O’Shea said tests were being carried out to determine if the illness was the highly infectious norovirus and staff were taking infection control measures [i.e, learn how to wash hands.]”

O’Shea said to the best of her knowledge the virus had not yet affected other part of the hospital, but the unit would remain closed to the public “until we feel we are past the worst of the virus.”

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Urgent Health Warning: Another Outbreak of Norovirus in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on August 19, 2008

[New Zealand Death Syndrome (NZDS), Health Bulletin # 15. Outbreak of Norovirus, August 19, 2008]

At least four major outbreaks of highly infectious gastro-intestinal norovirus have been reported throughout in New Zealand’s south Island. In two Dunedin hospitals about 100 people have been affected. In Otago at least 47 patients and 79 medical staff have been infected by the virus since August 1. In Greymouth another outbreak in a rest home has been comfirmed by the health officials. About 50 percent of the residents and medical staff have caught the viral sickness.

It’s not known how many peopled have been killed since the outbreak started.

Norovirus affects people of all ages. The viruses are transmitted by food or water which is contaminated with feces and by person-to-person contact.

The disease is characterized by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. General lethargy, weakness, muscle aches, headache, and fever. Symptoms may persist for several days and may become life-threatening in the young, the elderly, and the immune-compromised. (Read more).

New Zealand food and personal hygiene is one of the worst in the world.

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Urgent Health Warning: Outbreak of Norovirus in New Zealand

Posted by te2ataria on June 18, 2008

[New Zealand Death Syndrome (NZDS), Health Bulletin # 13. Outbreak of Norovirus, June 18, 2008]

New Zealand: KEEP OUT!

An outbreak of norovirus in New Plymouth, New zealand, has killed at least one person in a rest home. More than 100 cases of noroviros infection have been reported recetly, a medical health officer said.

Norovirus affects people of all ages. The viruses are transmitted by faecally contaminated food or water and by person-to-person contact.

The disease is characterized by nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. General lethargy, weakness, muscle aches, headache, and fever. Symptoms may persist for several days and may become life-threatening in the young, the elderly, and the immune-compromised. (Read more).

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