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Antibiotics and Biocidal Cleaners May Spread Multidrug Resistance in MRSA

Sunday, September 24, 2017   (0 Comments)

Antibiotic use on people or pets, and use of biocidal cleaning products such as bleach, are associated with multidrug resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the home. This contamination of the home environment may contribute to reinfection of both humans and animals with MRSA, and to subsequent failure of treatment. The research was published Sept. 22 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

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