Now (don't) Wash Your Hands

Washing hands in hospital 'spreads disease'
Washing your hands in hospitals can actually make you more likely to pick up infections, according to one of Britain’s leading bacteriologists.

Prof Hugh Pennington said hospital taps were often crawling with dangerous germs. He said money needed to be spent urgently to replace hand taps with automatic infra-red systems to stop staff, patients and visitors picking up viruses.