Leeds University study has added to a growing body of evidence about the ability of bacteria to float on air currents

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Intravenous news: BBC report “The extent to which hospital superbugs are being transmitted via the air needs to be investigated, experts say. It comes after a Leeds University study has added to a growing body of evidence about the ability of bacteria to float on air currents. Researchers carried out lab tests on a bacteria associated with MRSA and found it could travel up to 3.5m (11ft). And they said the findings could have implications for the design and organisation of hospitals. The news is not surprising – it is already well established that bacteria can be transmitted this way – but the focus on MRSA bacteria has prompted calls for further work to establish how significant this could be in the fight against hospital infections.”

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