HC Deb 07 January 2003 vol 397 c180W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department collects on the growth in resistance of staphylococcus aureus to antibiotics. [88069]

Ms Blears

The Public Health Laboratory Service has a voluntary reporting system for cases of bacteraemia (blood infection). These data are known to be incomplete but are useful for tracking long term trends and the available data on staphylococcus aureus bacteraemias with their susceptibility to methicillin are shown in the table.

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