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Saturday, August 27, 2011

Surgical gowns 'virus risk'

Hospitals have been urged to buy longer gowns for surgeons to wear while operating, after a study found their theatre gumboots were commonly stained inside with blood splashed from patients.

The gap between the top of the gumboots and the bottom of the gown is said to pose a risk of surgeons becoming infected with serious viral diseases such as hepatitis B and C and HIV.

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