Contamination, disinfection, and cross-colonization: are hospital surfaces reservoirs for nosocomial infection?

@article{Hota2004ContaminationDA,
  title={Contamination, disinfection, and cross-colonization: are hospital surfaces reservoirs for nosocomial infection?},
  author={Bala Hota},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2004},
  volume={39 8},
  pages={1182-9}
}
  • Bala Hota
  • Published 2004 in
    Clinical infectious diseases : an official…
Despite documentation that the inanimate hospital environment (e.g., surfaces and medical equipment) becomes contaminated with nosocomial pathogens, the data that suggest that contaminated fomites lead to nosocomial infections do so indirectly. Pathogens for which there is more-compelling evidence of survival in environmental reservoirs include Clostridium difficile, vancomycin-resistant enterococci, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and pathogens for which there is evidence of… CONTINUE READING
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