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Doctors stop superbug MRSA in its tracks with DNA testing

Local Interest / England : The Week: Sports

Inexpensive technique identified source of infection in a hospital - and could be used against E. coli and salmonella First Reaction LAST UPDATED AT 09:38 ON Wed 14 Nov 2012 BRITISH doctors have stopped an outbreak of the 'superbug'...

Reducing MRSA Infections Using Horizontal Infection Prevention Strategy

Health : Medical News Today

High compliance with hand hygiene and focusing on other simple infection control measures on medical, surgical and neuroscience intensive care units resulted in reduced rates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) inf...

Handwashing More Important Than Isolation In Controlling MRSA Superbug Infection

Health : Medical News Today

Regular handwashing by hospital staff and visitors did more to prevent the spread of the MRSA superbug than isolating infected patients. At the Society for General Microbiology meeting in Harrogate today, Dr Peter Wilson from Univer...

An Old Breast Cancer Drug Could One Day Cure Superbug Infections

News : Huffington Post

The "superbug" MRSA has long been the scourge of hospitals. The second-leading cause of infections acquired during a stay, it can result in dangerous bloodstream infections, surgical site infections, and pneumonia. What makes MRSA e...

Handwashing More Important Than Isolation In Controlling MRSA Superbug Infection, Study Suggests

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

Regular handwashing by hospital staff and visitors did more to prevent the spread of the MRSA superbug than isolating infected patients. The rates of cross infection with MRSA when patients were not moved to single rooms or nursed i...

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