Medical Scrubs May Harbor Dangerous Bugs, Study Finds

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Medical Scrubs May Harbor Dangerous Bugs, Study Finds

If youِ cringe whenِ you seeِ people wearing medical scrubs whileِ riding public transportation, yourِ germaphobia mayِ beِ warranted: More thanِ 60 percent ofِ uniforms worn byِ hospital nurses andِ doctors inِ Israel tested positive forِ potentially dangerous bacteria, a newِ study shows.
Researchers atِ the Shaare Zedek Medical Center inِ Jerusalem tookِ swab samples fromِ the uniforms ofِ 75 registered nurses andِ 60 doctors.
It isِ important toِ put theseِ study results intoِ perspective, saidِ Russell Olmsted, president ofِ the Association forِ Professionals inِ Infection Control andِ Epidemiology, whichِ published theِ study.