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Study By VA Doctors Sheds Light On MRSA Prevention

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Richmond, VA—A new study conducted by doctors at McGuire VA Medical Center may shed light on how regular household baby wipes may help decrease cases of MRSA and blood infection.

The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, studied regular baby wipes containing a chemical called Chlorhexidine.

Doctors found that the wipes reduced MRSA cases by 23 percent and blood infections by 28 percent while patients are in the hospital.

This is a major discovery in the prevention of MRSA, which is a highly-contagious staph bacterium. Researchers are also hopeful about the study, since baby wipes are cost-effective. Although MRSA is drug-resistant, this study shows that there are ways to prevent it.

 

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