Wounded troops import killer superbug to NHS

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by hackle, Oct 7, 2006.

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  1. Steven Swinford, Sunday Times 08 Oct

     
  2. There is a distinctive smell of fish about this report!

    Who stands to benefit from it - or rather, who stands to avoid liability in tort!?
     
  3. It does however further the argument that Military personel require their own facilites.
     
  4. Nah, just serves to distance people from squaddies. We were probably getting too popular. Someone film some banter and release it as bullying quick!
     
  5. A typical bit of spin on a story.

    Note that the story misleadingly refers to a "link" between the soldiers and the bug. Then goes on to say that soldiers became infected, but doesn't suggest where they became infected. (Statistically, a representative proportion of soldiers would be expected to succumb to a hospital-initiated infection).

    I suppose a glance at the records of "BMH" Shaiba would immediately confirm whether the bug originated there, as quite a lot of people would have been infected.

    The Sunday Times must be getting desperate for news.