Nurses' scrubs could spread germs

Posted at 10:20 AM, Oct 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-31 10:20:49-04

As hospital infections become an increasing problem, a new study finds nurses' scrubs may be spreading potentially dangerous germs.

Researchers at Duke University collected samples from the scrubs of 40 ICU nurses before and after their shifts.

They found 22 instances of antibiotic resistant germs like MRSA, transmitted from a patient or room to the scrubs.