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Study Shows How Bacteria Spread from Sink Drainpipes to Patients

Study Shows How Bacteria Spread from Sink Drainpipes to Patients

Many recent reports have found multidrug resistant bacteria living in hospital sink drainpipes, putting them in close proximity to vulnerable patients. But how the bacteria find their way out of the drains, and into patients has been unclear. Now a team from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, has charted their pathways. The research is published February 24 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.

CriticalCare.news
February 10, 2019

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