How to Fight ‘Scary’ Superbugs? Cooperation — And A Special Soap

(By Anna Gorman for Kaiser Health News)

Hospitals and nursing homes in California and Illinois are testing a surprisingly simple strategy against the dangerous, antibiotic-resistant superbugs that kill thousands of people each year: washing patients with a special soap.

The efforts — funded with roughly $8 million from the federal government’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — are taking place at 50 facilities in those two states.  Continue reading article here…

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