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Study: Residential washers may not kill hospital-acquired bacteria
Date:10/3/2011

oth are often associated with healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs), and represent two important bacterial types. MRSA is known as a Gram positive bacteria and Acinetobacter as Gram negative. The distinction involves differences in the walls of the bacterial cells. The researchers expect their results are applicable to other types of Gram negative and positive bacteria.

Researchers are planning additional studies to see if common HAI bacteria can remain and develop in residential washing machines after laundering hospital uniforms.


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Contact: Tamara Moore
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Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America
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