Tuesday, 23 October, 2018

'New wave of superbugs' becoming resistant to alcohol disinfectants, scientists say

Superbugs becoming resistant to alcohol disinfectants Bacteria Evolves to Become Hand Sanitizer Resistant
Celia Hoffman | 07 August, 2018, 17:45

Stinear said in Australia alone, use of the alcohol-based hand hygiene has increased tenfold over the past 20 years. This research focused on bacteria collected from two Australian hospitals from 1997 until 2015, which coincides with an increased usage of hand sanitizers based on alcohol.

Multi-drug resistant superbugs, which can cause risky infections, are becoming increasingly resistant to alcohol-based hand sanitizers and disinfectants, according to a recent study.

Enterococci bacteria, usually harmless inhabitants of the human gut, might sometimes become responsible for infections in hospitals.

The researchers, co-led by Tim Stinear, Ph.D., a microbiologist at Australia's Doherty Institute, found specific genetic changes over 20 years in vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus, or VRE, and described the bugs as a "new wave of superbugs".

Still, the findings don't mean that hospitals should ditch the hand sanitizer.

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The isolates gathered after 2009 were on average more tolerant to the alcohol compared to bacteria taken from before 2004.

AT hospitals around the world, staff dutifully slather on hand sanitizer to prevent the spread of infections.

Treatment-resistant bacterial species such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus have become an increasing source of concern for hospital workers over the past several decades. They then took hospital-grade disinfectant wipes, wiped down the cages, and let mice crawl around inside for an hour.

The researchers analyzed DNA from the bacterial samples and found that the samples with more tolerance to hand sanitizers had several mutations in genes involved in metabolism.

The study found that over a almost 20-year period, strains of E. faecium became better able to withstand alco-hol-based hand sanitizer, meaning the sanitizer didn't kill the bacteria as well as it had before. She has worked as a senior manager in public relations and communications for major telecommunication companies, and is the former Deputy Director for Media Relations with the Modern Coalition. The acquisition by bacteria of resistance to alcohol suggests that in order to insure sterility, it is necessary to use combined detergents that kill bacteria not only through the content of alcohols. "However ... we may have to add additional control measures for VRE outbreaks".

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