Germy hospital curtains?

September 26, 2011 6:00:13 PM PDT
A new study says that privacy curtains in hospitals and clinics are a breeding ground for germs.

Researchers at the University of Iowa found the curtains were contaminated with all kinds of bacteria, including the potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant strain know as MRSA.

The first, most practical and inexpensive defense is to make sure health care workers wash their hands between pulling the curtain and interacting with the patient.