“To curb infections, hospitals are setting more rigorous hygiene standards, focusing on commonplace equipment such as stethoscopes and blood-pressure cuffs, which can collect bacteria and potentially transmit disease.”
‘I was appalled,’ Dr. Daniel Federman says, after seeing an image of the bacteria that accumulated on his stethoscope.”
Lagnado, Lucette. Hospitals Step Up the War on Superbugs. To curb life-threatening infections, medical centers are setting hygiene standards for commonplace equipment. September 8, 2018. Wall Street Journal.