SARS CoV-2 Virus Can Live on Fabrics for 3 Days

Study confirms that the SARS CoV-2 Virus, which causes COVID-19, can be transmitted through clothing and fabrics.

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Study: NYC Healthcare Workers Fear Transmitting Virus To Friends and Family

A recent medical study confirmed that NYC healthcare workers are facing unprecedented levels of stress due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The most common source: transmitting the virus to friends and family.

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NY Times: Why Your Doctor's White Coat Can be a Threat to Your Health

A systematic review of studies found that white coats are frequently contaminated with strains of harmful and sometimes drug-resistant bacteria associated with hospital-acquired infections.

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Study: Bacterial Contamination of Medical Providers’ White Coats

The American Journal of Infection control conducted a systematic review of 28 years worth of medical studies focused on bacterial contamination from White Coats and Surgical Scrubs. The review concludes that White Coats are laundered much less frequently than Surgical Scrubs, both are colonized with multi-drug resistant organisms, and laundering practices have a varying degree of efficacy in reducing contamination.

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Study: Bacterial Contamination of Health Care Workers' White Coats

A 2009 study published in the American Journal of Infection control suggests that a large proportion of health care workers' white coats may be contaminated with bacteria known to cause Staph Infections.

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Study: Nursing and Physician Attire as a Source for HAIs

In a 2011 study published in the American Journal for Infection Control, Israeli researchers concluded that physician and nursing attire is dirty - meaning that it is covered in those pathogens that cause a majority of Healthcare Associated Infections.

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Study: White Coats as Pathogen Transmitting Agents

A 2012 study out of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute concludes that White Coats may have a role in transmitting nosocomial pathogenic microorganisms.

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