94% of white coats used in hospitals are contaminated by dan
Dr. Ahmed Farooq
94% of white coats used in hospitals are contaminated by dangerous bacteria and fungi
Unclean white coats worn by doctors and other staff in hospitals are emerging as the biggest sources of infections. What's even more worrying is that the bacteria and fungus present in these coats have developed resistance to several antibiotics.

A study, published in the recent issue of the International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, says that 94% of white coats used in hospitals are contaminated by dangerous bacteria and fungus like Aspergillus, which lead to nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections. Even pens and sthethoscopes used by doctors can harbour disease-causing micro-organisms...

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