The Dirt on Hospital Uniforms

It’s enough to make you want to shrink-wrap yourself in your hospital bed.

A report published in the American Journal of Infection Control concluded that as many as 6 in 10 uniforms worn by hospital caregivers tested positive for potentially dangerous bacteria.

Swabs of the uniforms of 75 RNs and 60 M.D.s at a 550-bed university-affliliated hospital yielded cultures containing multidrug-resistant germs including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureaus, or MRSA – also known as the “super bug.”

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