What is on that keyboard? Detecting hidden environmental reservoirs of Clostridium difficile during an outbreak associated with North American pulsed-field gel electrophoresis type 1 strains.

@article{Dumford2009WhatIO,
  title={What is on that keyboard? Detecting hidden environmental reservoirs of Clostridium difficile during an outbreak associated with North American pulsed-field gel electrophoresis type 1 strains.},
  author={Donald M Dumford and Michelle M. Nerandzic and Brittany C Eckstein and Curtis J. Donskey},
  journal={American journal of infection control},
  year={2009},
  volume={37 1},
  pages={15-9}
}
BACKGROUND Numerous studies have demonstrated that environmental surfaces in the rooms of patients with Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) are often contaminated with spores. However, less information is available regarding the frequency of contamination of environmental surfaces outside of CDI isolation rooms. METHODS We performed a point-prevalence culture survey for C difficile in rooms of patients not in isolation for CDI, in physician and nurse work areas, and on portable equipment… CONTINUE READING
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