Photo: Ayanda Ndamane Nude surgeons shed significantly less bacteria than those wearing scrubs
In the constant battle to prevent infections in hospitals, scientists have uncovered a stark new finding - surgeons should operate naked.

The researchers found that nude surgeons shed significantly less bacteria than those wearing scrubs.

They say it is because the surgical scrubs rub against the skin, causing bacteria to fall off and spread.

The University of Washington study also found that male surgeons shed twice as many germs as women. Lead researcher Dr Patchen Dellinger said: “In terms of shedding bacteria into the air, naked people shed less bacteria.” - Daily Mail