Good news on golden staph: rates going down

Improved hand hygiene has been praised for dragging down rates of Staphylococcus aureus and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections in public hospitals.

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Between 2010-11 and 2014-15, the number of S. aureus and MRSA infections in public hospitals in Australia dropped by about 20% and 34% respectively (see infograph below).