The report on quarterly epidemiological data on Clostridioides (formerly Clostridium) difficile infection (CDI), Escherichia coli bacteraemia (ECB), Staphylococcus aureusbacteraemia (SAB) and Surgical Site Infection (SSI) in Scotland, April to June (Q2) 2018, was published today (2 October 2018) under the mandatory programmes for surveillance of CDI, ECB, SAB, and SSI in Scotland. This report provides data for the second quarter of 2018 in 14 NHS boards and one NHS special health board.
A novel genus Clostridioides has been proposed for Clostridium difficile which will now be known as Clostridioides difficile. There are no implications with regards the natural history of infection, infection prevention and control or clinical treatment. Further information on this reclassification is available on the Science Direct website
The report and an appendix detailing all cases and denominator data for each NHS board and overall for Scotland is available on our website