Re: virus: Germ Warfare

Wade T.Smith (
Fri, 5 Feb 1999 07:33:38 -0500

>But deep prolonged
>scrubbing of the hands and arms--frankly, anything more than a simple
>washing with anti-bacterial soap as you or I might do before we eat--has yet
>to be the subject of any scientific testing.

This is correct. What is most important is getting gloves on- in essence, presenting a 'clean' surface to the patient. And now, we have discovered objects, the mad-cow stuff, that can permeate latex and many other common protective accessories.

Eating brains was always a bad idea, anyway.