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Month: October 2018

Infectious diarrhea spores survive high temperatures of hospital laundering

Infectious diarrhea spores survive high temperatures of hospital laundering

Hospital bedsheets could be source of C. difficile contamination Date: October 16, 2018 Source: Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Summary: Washing contaminated hospital bedsheets in a commercial washing machine with industrial detergent at high disinfecting temperatures failed to remove all traces of Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), a bacteria that causes infectious diarrhea, suggesting that linens could be a source of infection among patients and even other hospitals, according to a new study. Story Source: Materials provided by Society for…

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THE DIFFERENT FACTORS
OF BACTERIAL ATTACHMENT AND ADHESION ON SURFACES
Professor Philippe Hartemann

THE DIFFERENT FACTORS
OF BACTERIAL ATTACHMENT AND ADHESION ON SURFACES
Professor Philippe Hartemann

The attachment of bacteria and other microorganisms on surfaces is the result of some physicochemical links and interactions and their own metabolical characteristics. Then occurs a second phase, called adhesion, linked to those factors in interaction with others of biological nature. These two phases could be eventually followed by a third one, the colonization if cleaning and/or disinfection of the surface at this place are inefficient … or not performed. This leads to the formation of a biofilm. The attachment…

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