Alcohol handwash is becoming less effective against some strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, but it doesn’t mean we stop sanitising our hands, according to Victorian researchers. For decades, the front-line in the battle against antibiotic-resistant bacteria has been alcohol-based hand sanitisers and cleaning liquids that effectively kill bacteria before they can get close to infecting vulnerable ...
Is this the end for alcohol handwash in hospitals?
By Dr Daryl Holland, University of Melbourne
13 Aug 2018