'Superspreading' doctors cause most infections

 作者:陈滢     |      日期:2019-03-08 08:12:05
SWINE flu and hospital superbugs may have a common weapon: the dirty hands of doctors and nurses that act as germ “superspreaders”. Didier Guillemot of the Pasteur Institute in Paris, France, and colleagues created a mathematical model of a hypothetical intensive care unit (ICU) with a staff of 22. They found that staff who saw all patients briefly were better at spreading germs than those who tended a few patients very closely. If just one of the former always failed to wash their hands,