'Hospital-acquired infections are a common problem affecting about one in 25 patients, according to the CDC. It is widely known that hand washing and surface cleaning are important strategies to reduce the risk of disease transmission in healthcare facilities, but the role of clothing is not well understood.
"Healthcare workers really need to be aware that not only can they become contaminated from their patients, but simply going into the hospital room poses a risk as well."
These findings underscore the importance of following basic infection control procedures. These include hand-washing after all patient encounters and regular cleaning of patients' rooms, and for some patients more stringent contact precautions such as wearing disposable gloves and gowns are also indicated.
It also emphasizes how little we know about transmission dynamics and there's still so much to learn."'
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