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Dirtiest Place in Doctors' Office

A doctor's most trusted tool could be spreading bacteria from patient to patient.

According to a new report, a doctor's stethoscope can become filthy with antibiotic–resistant bacteria like the potentially deadly mrsa virus.

The report also shows a doctor's fingertips were a hotbed of contamination more than almost any other part of the hand.

The study recommends that doctors clean their stethoscope after each use to ensure the safety of their patients.

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