Focus: Infection Control

Superbugs make hand-washing even more important

May 9, 2019

Drug resistant superbugs have been making some scary headlines lately. Antibiotics aren't working, but the good news is washing your hands correctly still does, according to an article on the Gizmodo website.
Handwashing alone isn’t going to stop superbugs, of course. But there’s proof that that proper handwashing can lower the risk of Candida auris spreading during an outbreak, the article said.
Annually, drug-resistant germs infect around 2 million Americans and kill more than 20,000.
According to one estimate, they might very well claim more lives worldwide than cancer by 2050 if nothing changes.
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