Hospital personnel, including doctors and nurses could be concealing infection-causing organisms in their uniforms. A study conducted by a group of Israeli researchers and published in the American Journal of Infection Control, found alarmingly high levels of disease-causing orgasms in doctors’ and nurses’ clothing.
The Israeli researchers tested swabs taken from 75 registered nurses and 60 doctors at a hospital in Jerusalem. What they found was shocking. At least 50% of the samples tested positive for pathogens. About 53% of the uniforms yielded dangerous infection-causing bacteria. What's worse 11% of the organisms that were found on the clothing, were the most dangerous kind - resistant to multiple antibiotics, like the MRSA bacterium.