Antibiotic resistant bacteria are on patients and could be transmitted to others
Where are the superbugs: On patients’ hands - interesting science news

Multidrug resistant organisms or MDROs were found in 14% of patients on their hands and nostrils when tested for antibiotic resistant drugs.

Certain patients developed infections of MRSA when in hospital and all these patients were positive for MRSA on their hands as well as hospital room surfaces. Surprisingly, this happened to be seen very early in their hospital stay indicating that transmission to room surfaces is very rapid.

With the current practice of encouraging hospital patients to move about in the halls as a part of recovery, increases the risk of these bugs being transmitted to other hospital areas.

Read the full story: Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan (via ScienceDaily)
Scientific publication: Clinical Infectious Diseases


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