WSJ: "Bacteria on doctor uniforms can kill you"

What a headline from The Wall Street Journal: "Hospital Scrubs Are a Germy, Deadly Mess. Bacteria on doctor uniforms can kill you."

Some excerpts from the article are shown below:

- At University of Maryland, 15% of medical personnel confess they change their lab coat less than once a month

- In one UK study, more than 20% of nurses' uniforms had C. diff on them at the end of a shift

- even after routine cleaning, 78% of surfaces still had C. diff. Only scrubbing with bleach removed it. That's not the kind of cleaning restaurants are prepared to do after serving hospital workers

Image source: Image source: Electron micrograph of MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), Wikipedia, CDC.


1 comment:

  1. Interesting blog. We have linked your blog to the AJM blog roll.

    Pamela J. Powers, MPH
    Managing Editor