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Superbug Warning as Bacteria Resist Strong Alcohol Hand Sanitizers, Study Finds

If you visit a hospital or doctor’s office, you may find that many health professionals are using strong alcohol sanitizers to clean their hands. You may even have a bottle of alcohol-based sanitizer in your pocket or purse. These sanitizers work so well against infectious bacteria that they’re basically a mainstay everywhere — but, the Independent warns, some superbugs are increasingly becoming resistant to alcohol sanitizers, and this has health authorities worried. What’s worse is that this resistance is making certain superbugs even more resistant to medicine’s “last resort” antibiotic, vancomycin. Read more...

 

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