Certain bacteria are growing to be intolerant to hand sanitizers  

Certain species of hospital bacterial are now becoming increasingly intolerant to alcohol-based hand sanitizers, as per a new study.

The study, published in the Science Translational Medicine on Wednesday, revealed that even though hospitals use hand washes and hand rubs which contain isopropyl or ethyl alcohol based disinfectants in order to avoid the patients from contracting several kinds of germs, a kind of bacteria called methicillin-resistant Staohylococcus aureus (MRSA) is growing to be intolerant and resistant to such disinfectants.

However, the researchers noticed that a rise in different species of bacteria that lives in our guts, known as Enterococcus faecium, can also spread across a hospital and cause several infections that can affect the skin, abdomen, blood and the urinary tract.

There has been an increase in the number of drug intolerant Enterococcus faecium infections despite of the use of alcohol-based sanitizers and in the present scenario, the bacteria is a leading cause of infections that patients acquire in hospitals.

One in every 10 hospital–acquired infections across the globe is due to an Enterococci bacterium, which also ranks as the 4th and the 5th leading cause of sepsis in North America and Europe.

To understand the reason behind the spread of this bacterium, the researchers examined the bacterial samples which were taken from 2 hospitals located in Melbourne from the year 1997 to 2015. The result of the bacteria samples gathered after the year 2009 showed to be more tolerant to alcohol than the samples which were taken before the year 2004.

Here, being intolerant means that the bacteria can live through an alcohol exposure for an extended time, which is enough for it to getting killed and cause an infection, said study author Tim Stinear of University of Melbourne. However, he added that the bacteria which was analysed in the study still had a long way to become fully resistant to alcohol.

Further research is still required to confirm whether these two bacteria are becoming resistant to the disinfectants in hospitals across the world.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Featured articles

Best Steroid to Lose Belly Fat: Weightloss Steroids for Beginners

Will steroids help you lose fat?Steroids are widely used for medical purposes to treat a wide range...

How to Get Ripped Fast: Best Supplements [2020 Guide]

How to Get Ripped Fast? You can achieve that by decreasing the ratio of subcutaneous fat to less than 6-10% of total...

How to Make Your Veins Pop Out Quickly: Easy for Beginners

When you exercise, your blood pressure rises and your veins are pushed closer to your skin. Once your blood pressure drops to normal, your...

Aesthetic Bodybuilding: Tips and Supplements for An Ideal Aesthetic Body

Aesthetic Bodybuilding is a specific type of the world bodybuilding. For many years, bodybuilding was associated with...

Le meilleur stéroïde pour perdre de la graisse abdominale : facile pour débutants

Les stéroïdes vous aideront-ils à perdre de la graisse?Les stéroïdes sont largement utilisés à des fins médicales pour traiter...


Latest news

Ronnie Coleman Shows His New Unusual Reward: Bodybuilding Legend Shares Some Touching Family Moments

Ronnie Coleman has become a unique phenomenon in bodybuilding. The living legend crashed old sports standards and set new levels for today’s...

Big Ramy Plans His Return! Sportsman Prepares to Fight for 2020 Olympia Crown

Big Ramy is still one of the top ten popular bodybuilders. He recently reported that he would not take part in the...

Forever Young: Dexter Jackson Looks Great In Recent Posing Show

Dexter Jackson says it’s not easy to compete when you are 50. Yet the 2008 champion still looks perfectly at the stage....

Welcome Back, Champ: Phil Heath Is Qualified for the 2020 Olympia

2020 is a difficult year for the whole world. It’s also challenging for bodybuilding. Closed gyms, unexpected deaths of sportsmen, and postponed...

Larry Wheels Goes Honest: The Sportsman Speaks About His Addiction

Even if you are one of the strongest men on the planet, you may have your own weaknesses. Larry Wheels breaks the...