Cleanliness is the most effective combatant against the spread of these diseases. For the general public this includes keeping your hands clean and avoiding touching your face and mouth. Wash your hands with soap and water after using the facilities and always use the clean hand sanitization stations upon arriving and leaving the hospital. While at the hospital make sure you see nurses, doctors and other staff washing or sanitizing their hands as well. If you don’t witness it don’t be afraid to ask them to wash before checking your or the patient. It is important for your health and theirs. Other places like gyms and nursing homes are also prone to spreading disease so be sure to follow these same steps there.
MSRA and C.Diff
MSRA or Methicillin-resistant Staphylcoccus aureus is one of the most common hospital superbugs. This bacteria is harmless on the skin but will cause an infection when patients are wounded or have recently had surgery. It is resistant to the most com…
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