UCI doctor’s plan to stop superbugs is widely used. At her own hospital, it didn’t work

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By the end of December, a lethal bacterium had swept through UC Irvine Medical Center’s intensive care unit, sickening seven infants.

Dr. Susan Huang, the hospital’s infection control expert, had a plan.

Bacteria 1a Zbigniew Bzdak Chicago TribuneThe strategy — which she had promoted so successfully that most U.S. hospitals now use it — included bathing all infants in the ICU with a powerful disinfectant, and swabbing inside their noses with an…

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