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Contamination of renal patients' hospital chart covers with vancomycin-- resistant enterococci: Handle with care.

Authors
  • Zimbudzi, Edward
  • Stuart, Rhonda L
  • Korman, Tony M
  • Kotsanas, Despina
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Australasian medical journal
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2011
Volume
4
Issue
10
Pages
538–541
Identifiers
DOI: 10.4066/AMJ.2011.726
PMID: 23386864
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

The findings of this study demonstrate that it is possible for patients' hospital chart covers to be contaminated with VRE even though there was no genetic similarity to the current patient strain. In this regard, the study reveals that patient charts may have an important role in spreading VRE.

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