British hospitals 'worst for superbugs'
Extracts from the Sunday Telegraph:
"Infection rates in British hospitals are 10 times higher than those in other countries, according to a damning report.
The report, from a panel of government advisers, warns of "a fifty-fold increase since 1990", with one in five cases of the killer bug Clostridium difficile now affecting patients below the age of 65.
A leading infection expert, Prof Richard James, director of the Centre for Healthcare Associated Infections, said the figures meant Britain's death rate from the bug was likely to dwarf those of other countries. The unpublished report, seen by The Sunday Telegraph, urges hospitals to improve hygiene, testing and isolation procedures to slow the spread of the infection, which was caught by more than 50,000 people last year."
"A television programme tonight warns that C. difficile infection is becoming increasingly resistant to treatment.
• 'Panorama: How Safe is Your Hospital?', BBC1 10.20pm, Sunday April 27th."
You can improve your resistance to infection by eating less salt/sodium and salty food.