If anyone has been in or visiting people in hospitals recently one will notice that there are more signs up about this than general warnings in a biological weapons facilility. Has there been any good research of why these viruses appear to be more common nowadays? I was speaking to some relations that were "old school" nurses back in the day and they seem to be skeptical of the hygene in modern hospitals. In their day their was normally a nun overseeing where the instruments etc were cleaned and these people would skip a meal rather than cut the cycle short. Now these jobs are most likely done by minimum wage contract staff who are unlikely to have the same commitment and would take short cuts given half a chance. In the past given that most stuff was reused was there just a better culture of infection control compared to a lazy attitude today on the assumption that everything is disposable and a reliance on the "hi tech" equipment. Or are the bugs just winning?