Big rise in deaths from 'superbug' - Telegraph
"Fears about the real scale of the "superbug" threat in Britain's hospitals were raised yesterday after a report claimed that as many as 26,000 cases of Clostridium difficile had gone unreported in the last three years.
And no fewer than 176,450 people had contracted the bug - known as C. difficile - over that period, the research warned.
Grant Shapps, the Conservative MP who compiled the report, accused the Government of "dramatically underestimating" the extent of C. difficile by not counting anyone under 65 who contracted it.
Mr Shapps used Freedom of Information requests to every acute hospital trust in Britain to compile what he said was "the complete germ map of Britain".
According to his report, the three worst hospitals for C. difficile infections in 2006/07 were University Hospitals of Leicester, with 1,739 cases, North Bristol with 1,324 and Gloucestershire with 1,271."