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Number of PVL-positive MRSA cases rises to 14

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The number of cases of PVL-positive MRSA identified at a hospital in the Midlands has risen to 14.

The number of cases of PVL-positive MRSA identified at a hospital in the Midlands has risen to 14.

A joint investigation by University Hospitals of Staffordshire NHS Trust has found another two cases of infections by the bacterium on top of the 12 already identified

However the trust stresses the infections happened in October and there is currently no evidence that the bacterium is present at the hospital at the moment.

PVL-positive MRSA produces a toxin called Panton-Valentine Leukocidin, which attacks white blood cells and can be deadly even to young, fit patients.

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