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C. difficile Outbreak Over

7/31/2012

The C. difficile outbreak that was declared earlier this month at London's Victoria hospital is now over.

Officials there say the outbreak on the B6-100 unit is done and new processes will start soon on helping prevent recurrences.

LHSC is now using molecular testing to help identify and manage patients who show symptoms of the illness such as diarrhea and abdominal pain.

Officials say the testing confirms the disease faster - within two to three hours- compared to the one to three days using traditional lab testing.

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