Certain bacteria are growing to be intolerant to hand sanitizers
Hospital bacteria becoming tolerant towards alcohol-based hand sanitizers is a bigger problem indeed.
Globally, hospitals use isopropyl or ethyl alcohol-based disinfectants, such as hand rubs, to prevent patients from becoming sick from many germs. Characteristically hand sanitizers contain 60 % alcohol.
Enterococcus faecium is actually a common gut bacteria but can cause serious illness when encountered at a hospital, with the illnesses ranging from urinary tract infections to bloodstream and surgical wound infections.Read Full Article