MRSA and Over the Counter Ointments

Do you use over the counter anti-bacterial ointments?

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Anti-Bacterial Ointments and MRSA

These ointments may be leading to a new, antimicrobial resistant strain of MRSA according to  a study published Wednesday in Emerging Infectious Diseases. (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s monthly peer-reviewed journal.)

According to Japanese researchers resistance to bacitracin and neomycin was only found in USA300, a type of MRSA found in the United States.

An estimated 1.5% of the U.S. population – more than 4 million Americans – are now carriers of the bacteria.

Healthcare workers, parents and everyone should be careful not to over use these anti-bacterial ointment products.

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