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Role of Hospital Surfaces in the Transmission of Emerging Health Care-associated Pathogens: Norovirus, Clostridium Difficile, and Acinetobacter Species

December 23, 2010

Health care-associated infections (HAI) remain a major cause of patient morbidity and mortality. Although the main source of nosocomial pathogens is likely the patient’s endogenous flora, an estimated 20% to 40% of HAI have been attributed to cross infection via the hands of health care …