Although laundering should mainly remove stains and dirt from used and worn textiles, elimination of microbial contamination is also an important aim of the laundry process.
This really interesting study shows how antibiotic resistant strains of MRSA can regain antibiotic susceptibility
In the Dec 24th Issue of Science News, Sonia Shaw reviews increasing concern about infectious disease, against the complacent attitudes of the second half of C20th. She shows how the new era of concern is exemplified by the events of 2016:
A man was left in hospital with a very serious infection he caught from his pet dog. The man became infected when he allowed his dog to lick an open wound. As a result he spent six weeks in a coma with large blisters covering his body.
A new study suggests that child care personnel properly clean their hands less than a quarter of the times they are supposed to,