Visitors Banned From Nenagh General Hospital Tipperary

Nenagh Hospital

Full infection control procedures have now been stepped up, following the discovery of three cases of Clostridium Difficile (CDF) infection and one case of Norovirus at Nenagh General Hospital in North County Tipperary.

A complete ban on visiting has now been put is in place at the Hospital, and the public are requested not to attempt to visit, except in cases of extreme emergencies.

C Difficile causes severe diarrhea and other intestinal disease. The infection occurs when competing bacteria in the gut flora are wiped out by antibiotics. People may accidentally ingest the spores of this bacteria while visiting in nursing homes or hospital, where the infection has not been identified.

Norovirusis is a virus that causes non-bacterial outbreaks of gastroenteritis and is often transmitted by faecally contaminated food or water.  Persons with blood type O are more often infected, while other blood groups remain partially protected.


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