Another day, another study that proves Web Watch was right ages ago.
Remember back when we told you that DOCTORS AND NURSE WERE SPREADING GERMS EVERYWHERE THEY GO?
Apparently, MSNBC didn’t use us as a reference when they published their story yesterday entitled HOSPITAL GARB HARBORS NASTY BACTERIA. Frequent Web Watch readers, however, would already have known this and would have said “pfffft” to MSNBC’s late coverage of this important health-related topic.
Granted, MSNBC were reporting on a brand new study that covered the exact same ground that we’ve already talked about. This new study from the American Journal of Infection Control showed that various scrubs (63% of them) worn by doctors and nurses were home to at least one area of infectious bacteria. Of those, 11% were really nasty forms of bacteria that weren’t easily defeated.
The study did say that other surfaces near patients may have even higher bacterial rates… but the point is really that healthcare professionals really shouldn’t be wearing their nasty, germ-filled scrubs out of the hospital zone anyway.
Like at the grocery store, fondling your vegetables.
Web Watch won’t reiterate a topic that we’ve already covered. We just wanted to point out that while there is new information out, it supports what we’ve said previously. Remember, you read it hear… first.