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Even disinfectant can't stop superbugs: C. difficile resists hospital disinfectant, persists on hospital gowns, stainless steel

Surgical gowns and stainless steel remained contaminated with the pathogen Clostridium difficile even after being treated with the recommended disinfectant. The research is published July 12 in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.  "The spores of the bacteria were able to grow after decontamination," said principal investigator Tina Joshi, BSci, PhD, Lecturer in Molecular Microbiology, University of Plymouth, UK. "This shows that spores are becoming resistant and we need to reconsider how we decontaminate and employ hygiene measures in hospitals."  Read more....

 

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