Disinfectants May Be Fueling Growth of Superbugs

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Hospital superbugs such as C. difficile and MRSA cause dozens of deaths in hospitals each year

Disinfectants could be fueling the growth of superbugs by training them to be more resistant to antibiotics, a new study suggests.  Scientists found that exposing infectious bacteria to increasing amounts of disinfectant turned the bugs into hardy survivors.

 

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