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    C. difficile outbreak reported at CHEO
    Three with virus all in same ward
    By Mark Brownlee, Ottawa Citizen November 4, 2011

    The Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario has declared an outbreak of C. difficile after discovering three patients with the viral infection this week.

    The hospital said Thursday it was working closely with Ottawa Public Health and taking all necessary steps to stop the infection from spreading. Officials are following guidelines from the provincial Ministry of Health and Long Term Care regarding handwashing and have added housekeeping resources to clean rooms, common areas and equipment more frequently with hospital grade disinfectants.

    One of the C. difficile patients came to the hospital with the infection, while two acquired it in the hospital, officials said. All three were in the same ward, 4-North, when the virus was discovered and had since been isolated in the same area...

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    Re: Ontario: C. difficile outbreak reported at CHEO in Ottawa


    CHEO finds fourth patient with C. difficile
    Posted 9 hours ago

    Another CHEO patient has been diagnosed with the potentially deadly C. difficile infection.

    The hospital had reported it was dealing with an outbreak when three patients were isolated in unit 4 North.

    Hospital spokeswoman Ann Fuller said Monday that while one of the patients was discharged, the new diagnosis still leaves CHEO with three of its patients, confirmed Sunday to have the infection.

    Fuller stressed that the cases are isolated and that there's no general cause for concern...