From the article:
“Normal infection control measures, such as disinfecting hospital equipment and doctors and nurses washing their hands with antibacterial soap, can stop the spread.”
I can guarantee this will not happen. Most hospitals are absolutely filthy - and the staff refuses to sterilize their hands, as they go from one patient to another - changing dressings, attending open wounds.
I feared infection, when I had major surgery five years ago. My doctor asked me if I had any requests before I ‘went under’ for the surgery.
I told him, “Yes. Two requests. Treat me as if I were your mother. And second, please post on my door that everyone that enters my room must wash their hands before touching me (the patient.)
In the five days that I was hospitalized, only two times did I see anyone wash their hands. (Neither my face nor body was washed for five days, nor was I even given a toothbrush, or a hairbrush.) It was the most horrible nightmare imaginable!
No wonder infections are spread in hospitals!
I spent much of the last two months working (renovation) in a hospital.
Signs were all over the place to remind workers to wash hands and to encourage patients to insist workers wash up.
No idea how much it actually happened.
Can say the hospital was generally very clean.