Experts question value of common superbug control practices

21 agosto 2014

The jury is still out on the effectiveness of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) superbug control policies in hospitals, according to leading infectious disease experts. In particular, screening and isolating infected patients — which have long been regarded as the gold standard MRSA prevention strategy and are required by law in some countries — have poor evidence for their effectiveness, say the authors.