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Transmission of Clostridium difficile spores in isolation room environments and through hospital beds
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden. Department of Infectious Diseases, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
Örebro University, School of Health and Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Sweden. Örebro University Hospital. Centre for Health Care Sciences, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden. (Stress och smärta i nyföddhetsperioden)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5996-2584
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Microbiology, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
Örebro University Hospital. Department of Laboratory Medicine, Microbiology, Örebro University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden.
2014 (English)In: Acta Pathologica, Microbiologica et Immunologica Scandinavica (APMIS), ISSN 0903-4641, E-ISSN 1600-0463, Vol. 122, no 9, p. 800-803Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to determine the dissemination of Clostridium difficile (CD) spores in a hospital setting where the potassium monopersulfate-based disinfectant VirkonTM was used for cleaning. In the initial part of the study, we sampled 16 areas of frequent patient contact in 10 patient rooms where a patient with CD infection (CDI) had been accommodated. In the second part of the study, we obtained samples from 10 patient beds after discharge of CDI patients, both before and after the beds were cleaned. In the first part, CDspores were isolated in only 30% of the rooms. In the second part, which focused on transmission to hospital beds, C. difficile was found in four of 10 beds either before or after cleaning. In conclusion, in both parts of the study, we demonstrated a moderate spread of CD spores to the environment despite routine cleaning procedures involving VirkonTM. 

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Wiley-Blackwell, 2014. Vol. 122, no 9, p. 800-803
Keywords [en]
Clostridium difficult spores, environment, disinfectant
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Immunology in the medical area Microbiology in the medical area
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Immunology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-33481DOI: 10.1111/apm.12218ISI: 000341151300011PubMedID: 24475890Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84906789978OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-33481DiVA, id: diva2:692421
Available from: 2014-01-31 Created: 2014-01-31 Last updated: 2018-06-04Bibliographically approved

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