The role of the hospital environment in the epidemiology of multi-resistant bacteria.

  • Damien Talon
  • Published 1999 in The Journal of hospital infection


The aim of this study was to use published data to assess the importance of the hospital environment as a possible secondary reservoir of multi-resistant bacteria capable of colonizing or infecting patients. This should make it possible to develop appropriate measures for preventing cross contamination in medical environments. Multi-resistant bacteria often… (More)