Good Germs Fight Bad Germs in Hospital


 
 

Maggie Fox | | Thursday, November 6, 2008


WASHINGTON -- "Good" germs may work as well as antiseptics in protecting hospital patients from dangerous infections, Swedish researchers reported on Wednesday.

Patients swabbed with probiotic bacteria called Lactobacillus plantarum 299 escaped infection as well as those cleaned up using the antiseptic chlorhexidine, they reported.

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