One hospital superbug is becoming tolerant to alcohol and thus hand disinfectants are inefficient against it
Bacteria becoming resistant to hospital hand disinfectant - science news

A key component of current disinfectant hand rubs is alcohol, which is pretty effective in killing bacteria. However, new research shows that a certain type of hospital super-bacteria is becoming increasingly tolerant to alcohol. The results reveal that Enterococcus faecium bacteria have become more and more tolerant to alcohol thus making the usual hand disinfectants used in hospitals inefficient. This is an alarm call for infection control hospital teams. New strategies to control bacteria and prevent the spreading o infections need to be developed soon.

Read the full story: The Guardian
Scientific publication: Science Translational Medicine