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the number of MRSA cases in England, there was a fall by 5 per cent, i.e. 3,391 reports for that period as against 3,570 for the same time frame in 2005.

Welcoming the reduction in MRSA levels, Health Minister Lord Hunt has revealed that NHS Trusts had applied for 90 per cent of a £50 million Government fund to help hospitals install new facilities to tackle infections.

He says: The NHS has been working hard to tackle infections and I commend those trusts that are showing improvement.

MRSA infections cause anything from a mild irritation to boils, and in extreme cases it can develop into necrotizing fasciitis, or flesh-eating disease.

The best way to protect against infection by either bug is to be scrupulous about hygiene, to remove the opportunity for passing from person to person and to remove sites where the germs can lie dormant.

Breeding grounds of both these bacteria include public washrooms and taps, doorknobs, washcloths, towels etc.

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