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Sanitizing regimen can reduce post-hospital MRSA infections, study shows
Modern Healthcare

Hospital patients who are carriers of the superbug MRSA can significantly reduce their risk of future infection by following a six-month sanitizing regimen, according to new research.

Patients who faithfully adhered to the regimen experienced 44% fewer MRSA infections and 40% fewer infections of any kind compared to patients who were just given education about preventing a MRSA infection upon their discharge. The plan includes taking baths or showers with antiseptic soap, using antiseptic mouthwash and nasal antibiotics.