Scary, very scary. I'm sure antibiotics have a major role in destruction of the hospital patients micro biome and no complementary probiotics given, so the bad bacteria just moves right in. No wonder C. diff is such a problem in hospital settings. You go in sick and get sicker.
If I ever have to check in I'm bringing VSL#3 with me. But will do everything possible to stay out of there.
edit to add: OT to this article--many years ago a friend described her hospital stay (appendix removed) where the surgeon went from bed to bed touching wounds without washing hands and eating a snack. She got a massive infection and almost died, she was 30-something and healthy at the time. The doctor later was booted, which just meant he went to another state and a different hospital, didn't lose license.
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