Just as we're about to leave Stockholm, I've found this report in The Local.se: Multi-resistant bacteria shutters neonatal unit. Excerpt:
The neonatal clinic at Karolinska University Hospital in Solna was reopened on Friday after having been closed for several days following the discovery that six children were infected with multi-resistant bacteria.
"We have now opened again. It has been closed since last Wednesday," a press spokeswoman at Karolinska University Hospital told The Local on Friday.
Michael Norman, director of the hospital's neonatal operations, explained that the unit was closed after several children were found to be infected with staphylococcus bacteria.
"We detected that several children have more resistant staphylococcus on the skin and mucous membranes," he told the Aftonbladet daily.
The hospital discovered the bacteria in the intensive care unit for newborn babies.
MRSA bacteria is classified as a public health hazard and there is a requirement that any outbreak should be reported to the county council and Swedish Institute for Infectious Disease Control (Smittskyddsinstitutet - SMI).
The Karolinska is a huge medical university just north of Stockholm city, and it's getting huger. (I took the snapshot above after a visit to ECDC headquarters on the campus the other day.) I understand the booming construction nearby is for what will be the biggest hospital in northern Europe, and for apartments to house thousands of new staff. MRSA is the last thing Karolinska would want on its premises; then again, Karolinska should also be more prepared than most hospitals to deal with it.