Researchers at the UK’s Wellness Protection Agency are checking to observe if the virulent stress of the bacterial infection is normally Clostridium difficile 027, which has already been identified as the cause of infections in Canada and America. Relating to a spokesman for the Buckinghamshire Hospitals NHS Trust, contamination control staff seen in late 2003 a growth in cases of the illness, which in turn causes diarrhoea. He commented that in the 18-month period once the 300 cases were identified the hospital have been visited by 225,000 associates of the general public. The spokesman says the trust’s infection control team is working with the Health Protection Company and the Strategic Wellness Authority on steps to fight the spread of Clostridium difficile.Abbott Partners With Operation Smile to aid 40 Medical Missions in 25 Countries Abbott is supporting Operation Smile’s global initiative to greatly help bring smiles to kids with facial deformities by giving treatment to around 5,000 children looking for surgeries. The initiative, which is part of Procedure Smile’s 25th anniversary celebration – World Journey of Smiles – takes place this month and includes 40 medical missions across 25 countries. Abbott has donated 1,700 bottles of its anesthesia item, valued at nearly $500,000, for the surgeries. Abbott has supported Operation Smile for several years, and once again is providing important support as we work to transform the lives of kids through our World Trip of Smiles initiative, stated Expenses Magee, M.D., CEO and Co-founder of Operation Smile.