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British researchers presented findings Tuesday suggesting that disinfecting wipes used in hospitals may spread drug resistant infections. The results of the study, presented at the American Society of Microbiology’s General Meeting, found that healthcare workers moved infections around when using the wipes rather than killing them. Researchers suggested the workers receive additional training on how to properly use wipes to avoid transferring infections. Michael Kahn, Reuters 06/03/2008. Hospital borne infrctions, especially MRSA have caused countless preventable deaths and serious personal injury.
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