A few facts about superbugs in Canada

Natalie Strynadka, a UBC professor of molecular biology, and Marc Ouellette, the scientific director of CIHR Institute of Infection and Immunity, was featured in a Vancouver Sun story about the phenomenon of drug-resistant superbugs.

They offered advice on best practices to avoid superbugs.

“Wash your hands with soap and water, not antimicrobial soap, which might promote more superbugs. Get vaccinated. Illnesses such as influenza weaken your body’s defenses against opportunistic bacterial infections. Don’t use antibiotics against viruses,” they wrote.

The story also appeared on MSN and in The Province.