Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, August 27th, 2002
The study was conducted by Stanley R. Webb, PhD, associate professor of biology at Virginia Commonwealth University's Medical College of Virginia.
Antibiotic-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Staph aureus, and heterotrophs were among the bacteria found on the cuffs. These bacteria can cause life threatening nosocomial infections, especially in people with weakened immune systems.
According to Dr. Webb, even when...
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