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Nov 10th: Antibiotic awareness week: new study shows reduced antibiotic prescribing and imporved hygiene can reduce prevalence of MRSA in hospitals and the community

A new study published in Lancet Infectious Diseases adds to the evidence that controlling and reducing antibiotic prescribing, and infection control measures have positive and complementary roles in the controlling spread  of MRSA.  The study, carried out in Scotland showed  MRSA prevalence density decreased during antibiotic stewardship by 54%  in hospital and 37% in the community. Combined with infection prevention and control measures, MRSA prevalence density was reduced by 50%  in hospitals and 47% in the community

The study can be found at Lancet Infectious Diseases 2015Sept 25, pp1438-1449