Hospital privacy curtains are breeding grounds for deadly superbugs

Mail Online | 4/11/2019 | Victoria Allen for the Daily Mail
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Hospital privacy curtains are a breeding ground for potentially deadly superbugs.

The curtains, which are frequently touched by patients, have been found to contain dangerous MRSA.

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They are also a source of bacteria called vancomycin-resistant enterococci, or VRE, which can cause blood and urinary infections.

Researchers led by the University of Michigan swabbed the edges of curtains dividing hospital beds where they were most touched.

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Looking at more than 1,500 samples from the privacy curtains, they found more than one in five contained drug-resistant bugs.

The researchers, led by Kristen Gibson at the University of Michigan’s Department of Internal Medicine, said: ‘We were surprised to see that multi-drug-resistant...
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