Bacterial survival in laundered fabrics.

  title={Bacterial survival in laundered fabrics.},
  author={W G Walter and J E Schillinger},
  journal={Applied microbiology},
  volume={29 3},
Bacterial survival was determined in linens (i) inoculated with Staphylococcus auerus (ii), taken from hospital isolation patients' beds, and (iii) used by students in their homes. Two different washers using temperatures of 38, 49, 54 and 60 C, respectively, for different times were empolyed along with a commercial tumbler dryer. Findings, after macerating the linens in Waring blender and enumerating on nonselective media, indicate that acceptable levels of survivors can be acheived in motel… CONTINUE READING

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