Pocket UV-C device can reduce stethoscope contamination

A novel ultraviolet C device was effective in reducing contamination on stethoscope diaphragms from several pathogens, according to data from a recent study. “Stethoscopes frequently become contaminated with pathogens but are rarely cleaned in clinical settings,” Curtis J. Donskey, MD, professor of medicine at Case Western University and staff infectious disease physician at the Louis

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