'Hibiscrub' antiseptic hand wash, Macclesfield, England, 1996
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Glossary: antiseptic handwash
The practice of using antiseptic drugs to eliminate harmful micro-organisms.
A substance that is used to treat infections.
Glossary: Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus
Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) is a dangerous bacterium that is becoming increasingly common. It is resistant to known antibiotics and so is difficult to treat. Hospital patients are at particular risk of infection, as a result of a weakened immune systems or open wounds. Initial symptoms include small red bumps, which develop into painful boils.
To be protected against infectious disease.