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Date: March 8, 2012

3B MRSA Outbreak Contained

Simcoe, ON – The outbreak of Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) declared on the 3B unit on February 17, has now ended.

“Results of our most recent swabs indicate that there has been no further transmission of MRSA on the unit,” said Mark Jefferson, infection control director. “This means that our control measures have been effective and we can safely call the outbreak over.”

Staff on the 3B unit are to be commended for their diligence in helping to bring this outbreak under control. There are significant implications for staffing and patient flow during outbreaks in smaller hospitals such as ours, and all staff is to be thanked for their extra efforts during this challenging time.

Norfolk General Hospital would also like to thank patients and visitors for their cooperation and understanding during the outbreak.



For more information please contact:


Mark Jefferson

Infection Control Director, NGH

519-426-0130. Ext. 3454


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