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October 21, 2014

Does ‘bare below the elbows’ help stop the spread of MRSA?

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While there is no reliable evidence to show that bacteria on the clothes of healthcare professionals can spread infection of bugs like MRSA, there’s also no evidence that it doesn’t.
The Well, from the New York Times, reports:

If a worker entered a room where the patient had MRSA, the bacteria would end up on the worker’s clothes about 70 percent of the time, even if the person never actually touched the patient.