Hospitals are one of the dirtiest places around! ICK! those little sticky germs spread and hang onto every tiny corner. MDs ties are the worst offenders. They never wash those things, and I think they should be banned. Those curtains between the beds are another. Staph is a very hard to kill bacteria.
Folks used to be very worried about a drop of AIDS infected blood, but if you put one drop of Aids blood, next to a drop of Hep B blood and checked them out. The minute the Aids blood is cool, its dead. 2 weeks later you can come back and still find life in that Hep B droplet. Scary!
You MUST be PRO active in a hospital. DEMAND that anyone who come near you wash their hands first. Put your own BP machine in your room, and dont share. Keep your own hands really clean and NEVER touch your face unless you are washing it. With so many rapid fire patients going from ER to OR its amazing we dont have more sick folks.
Im sorry you got sick. I hope they find a way to make it better, quick.