Hospitals Step Up The War On Superbugs

“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.”

Reference: 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.

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