It’s a bird, it’s a plane…no, it’s Super Bug!

Friday, October 26th, 2007
This post was written by Melanie Matthews

With the recent wave of MRSA staph infections on the nation’s front burner, super bugs are on the brain here in the US as well as overseas.

Curing Death blogs about some new ways the UK is fighting other super bugs in hospitals. The Bradford Infection Group (BIG), based within the University of Bradford’s Schools of Engineering, Design & Technology and Life Sciences, was awarded a grant that will be used to fund an investigation into alternative strategies for controlling hospital acquired infections.

“Approximately one in ten patients pick up an infection during a hospital stay. While hand washing and other hygiene measures are vital, evidence suggests that these measures alone are not always enough to prevent certain infections and therefore a fresh approach is needed,” said Clive Beggs, head of the Bradford Infection Group and professor of medical engineering at the University of Bradford.

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