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

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

Am J Infect Control. 2012 Aug;40(6):562-4

Authors: Marchaim D, Taylor AR, Hayakawa K, Bheemreddy S, Sunkara B, Moshos J, Chopra T, Abreu-Lanfranco O, Martin ET, Pogue JM, Lephart PR, Panda S, Dhar S, Kaye KS

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 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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