The stethoscope as a vector of infectious diseases in the paediatric division.

@article{Youngster2008TheSA,
  title={The stethoscope as a vector of infectious diseases in the paediatric division.},
  author={Ilan Youngster and Matitiahu Berkovitch and Elsa Heyman and Zipora Lazarovitch and Molly Goldman},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  year={2008},
  volume={97 9},
  pages={1253-5}
}
AIM Nosocomial infections are of great concern in hospital settings, and even more so in the paediatric ward. Health professionals and their medical equipment have long been known to act as vectors of infectious diseases. This study aimed at evaluating the presence of bacterial pathogens on the stethoscopes of medical personnel in the paediatric division. METHODS Forty-three stethoscopes belonging to senior physicians, residents, interns and medical students at the paediatric ward were… CONTINUE READING
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