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Air Contamination around Patients Colonized with Multidrug-Resistant Organisms
Marie Charlotte Bernard MD, Philippe Lanotte PhD, Christine Lawrence PhD, Alain Goudeau PhD and Louis Bernard MD PhD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 33, No. 9 (September 2012), pp. 949-951
Published by: Cambridge University Press on behalf of The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/667373
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Care-related infections are a major public health concern. Their transmission can be associated with environmental factors. This study looks at air contamination around 45 patients colonized with multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). We found that 30 hospital rooms (67%) were contaminated with MDRO species and 10 rooms (22%) were contaminated with at least 1 MDRO.
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