Persistence of microbial communities including Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a hospital environment: a potential health hazard

@inproceedings{Abreu2014PersistenceOM,
  title={Persistence of microbial communities including Pseudomonas aeruginosa in a hospital environment: a potential health hazard},
  author={Pedro Miguel de Abreu and Pedro Geadas Farias and Gabriel Silva Paiva and Ana Maria Almeida and Paula V Morais},
  booktitle={BMC Microbiology},
  year={2014}
}
The persistence of microbial communities and how they change in indoor environments is of immense interest to public health. Moreover, hospital acquired infections are significant contributors to morbidity and mortality. Evidence suggests that, in hospital environments agent transfer between surfaces causes healthcare associated infections in humans, and that surfaces are an important transmission route and may act as a reservoir for some of the pathogens. This study aimed to evaluate the… CONTINUE READING

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