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Sunday 21 July 2019
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Handwash linked to cut in MRSA rate

A direct correlation has been found between reductions in the rate of hospital MRSA infections and the amount of alcohol handwash supplied to a ward, according to research.

A study by University College London (UCL), in collaboration with the Health Protection Agency, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and the Hand-Hygiene Liaison Group, found MRSA rates are cut by 1% with each extra millilitre of alcohol hand rub supplied per patient per day.