The current study found that three-quarters of the increase in antibiotic consumption occurred in Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — countries where most people have incomes high enough to buy the drugs. Last-resort antibiotics are available over-the-counter throughout these nations.
This is absolutely terrifying.
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) recommends physicians avoid wearing long sleeves, wrist watches, neck ties and jewelry, but encourages sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Doctors should wash their white coats at least once a week in hot water and bleach, according to the article.
Although there is no known direct link between the germs on healthcare workers’ clothing and actual infections, it’s best to take precautions, experts said. New dress code recommendations look to reduce spread of MRSA, C. diff