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

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.