This is a familiar story. Research has shown that superbugs live on pet therapy animals, gowns, hospital curtains, and thrive in institutions. Patients must be proactive, demand that staff wash their hands, be mindful of the risks in institutions.
Hospital Uniforms Teeming With Germs, Study Finds
More than 60% of physicians’ coats and nurses’ uniforms sampled in a major Israeli hospital tested positive for disease-causing bacteria including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, researchers said.full story
Primary source: American Journal of Infection Control