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New WHO Guidelines Present Recommendations To Prevent Surgical-, Hospital-Related Infections

Reuters: WHO advises proper washing, no shaving in fight against hospital superbugs
“Patients going for surgery should bathe or shower beforehand but their surgical site should not be shaved, and antibiotics should be used to prevent infections before and during surgery, but not afterwards, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. In new guidelines aimed at halting the spread of potentially deadly superbug infections in hospitals and clinics worldwide, the WHO said obsessive dedication to cleanliness and hygiene was crucial, as was the careful use of anti-infectives…” (Kelland, 11/2).

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