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Zentralbl Bakteriol Mikrobiol Hyg B. 1986 Oct;182(5-6):551-7.

[Decontamination of drinking water taps colonized with Pseudomonas aeruginosa].

[Article in German]


Water taps in hospitals are quite often contaminated with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. It is possible that Pseudomonas aeruginosa is disseminated with the water. It seems necessary to disinfect the water taps in order to prevent an endangering of the patients and a contamination of wetted areas. It has been looked for a method of decontamination which could be used under practical conditions. The experimentally contaminated taps could be disinfected in a short time when hot water was lead into the taps. The taps could not be disinfected by heating with a flexible electric heating ribbon.

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