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August 2019 (Vol. 4 Issue 6)

Quarter of patients and visitors picking up superbugs in hospitals and care homes
About the author: 
Bryan Hubbard

Quarter of patients and visitors picking up superbugs in hospitals and care homes image

Hospitals and care homes still haven’t cleaned up their act. A quarter of elderly visitors and patients leave with a drug-resistant superbug on their hands, a shocking new study has found.

And if they are patients staying in a nursing home, they continue to acquire more superbugs—and these bugs can still be present on the hands even up to six months later.

It’s a common problem. In one test of 357 elderly patients, 24 per cent had at least one multidrug-resistant organism, or superbug, on their hands, researchers from the University of Michigan discovered.

And the problem got worse over time; after six months, one in three—or 34 per cent—of the patients had acquired at least one superbug.

Just as doctors are told to wash their hands, so the same should apply to patients, say the researchers.


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(Source: JAMA Internal Medicine, 2016; doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.0142)

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