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Is working in public hospitals dangerous for your health?
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Any hospital may be
Depends on the job, exposure to patients, body fluids, etc.
All hospitals have sick patients, lots of germs floating around. Any one working with "sharps"-needles, etc. Has risk of needlestick infection. Be careful, wash your hands often, or use alcohol hand sanitizers, e.g. Purell. Private hospitals have the same germs too. Worried about crime, neighborhoods, etc.? Different issues.

In brief: Any hospital may be
Depends on the job, exposure to patients, body fluids, etc.
All hospitals have sick patients, lots of germs floating around. Any one working with "sharps"-needles, etc. Has risk of needlestick infection. Be careful, wash your hands often, or use alcohol hand sanitizers, e.g. Purell. Private hospitals have the same germs too. Worried about crime, neighborhoods, etc.? Different issues.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology
In brief: Possibly
The germs in hospitals are more serious and resistant to antibiotics - stay away if you can.

In brief: Possibly
The germs in hospitals are more serious and resistant to antibiotics - stay away if you can.
Dr. Philip Chao
Dr. Philip Chao
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