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Antibiotic use aids MRSA spread in hospital and infection control measures do little to prevent it, says hospital study

News & events | 20 Sep 2012 | Tags: antibiotics Dr Lindsay Dr Tim Planche MRSA

The use of a commonly prescribed antibiotic is a major contributor to the spread of infection in hospitals by the ‘superbug’ MRSA, according to new research. The study also found that increasing measures to prevent infection – such as improved hygiene and hand washing – appeared to have only a small effect on reducing MRSA infection rates during the period studied.