Doctors’ stethoscopes are ‘loaded’ with bacteria including hospital superbug MRSA, study warns

Doctors’ stethoscopes are dangerously filthy, putting patients in danger of staph and MRSA infections, a new study reveals.

And most are riddled with the kinds of bacteria that cause hospital-associated infections that cause 99,000 deaths a year in the US alone.

Researchers at University of Pennsylvania looked at just a few stethoscopes (40) used by doctors in the intensive care unit (ICU) at the institution’s medical center.

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