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Some hospital bacteria growing ‘tolerant’ to sanitizers: study

TAMPA: Some hospital superbugs are growing increasingly tolerant to alcohol-based disinfectants found in hand washes and sanitizers, allowing increasing infections to take hold, an Australian study warned Wednesday. Hand rubs and washes that contain disinfectants based on isopropyl or ethyl alcohol are widely used around the world, and have cut down dramatically on one type of superbug, called methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). But researchers have noticed a rise in another kind of bacteria that lives…