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Am J Infect Control. 2012 Aug;40(6):562-4. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2011.07.014. Epub 2011 Dec 16.

Hospital bath basins are frequently contaminated with multidrug-resistant human pathogens.

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Division of Infectious Diseases, Detroit Medical Center, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA. drormc@hotmail.com

Abstract

The hospital environment is increasingly recognized as a reservoir for hospital-acquired pathogens. During a 44-month study period, a total of 1,103 basins from 88 hospitals in the United States and Canada were sampled. Overall, 62.2% of the basins (at least 1 basin at each hospital) were contaminated with commonly encountered hospital-acquired pathogens.

PMID:
22177667
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2011.07.014
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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