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Toys are classed as a potential source of infection because they can become contaminated with microorganisms from unwashed hands, body fluids or from children putting them in their mouths. Environmental audits by infection control teams have shown that toys kept in healthcare settings are often dirty and not subject to the recommended cleaning protocols.
Legionellosis is an acute bacterial pneumonia, which is associated with a mortality rate of approximately 10-15 per cent in healthy individuals. It was first identified in the USA following an outbreak of pneumonia among delegates at a legionnaires' convention. Antibiotics provide effective treatment. Outbreaks continue to occur and have the most… (More)
Anthrax is an acute infectious disease caused by Bacillus anthracis. The organism is found in soil and is directly transmissible to humans via skin abrasions or by inhalation or ingestion of airborne spores. This article provides an overview of the history, microbiology and epidemiology of anthrax, and the various types of the disease. The article also… (More)