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THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) Hospital germ detectives say the sinks next to toilets in patient rooms may harbor potentially dangerous bacteria. THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) Hospital germ detectives say the sinks next to toilets in patient rooms may harbor potentially dangerous bacteria.

Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin checked a large Wisconsin hospital for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase. KPC is a type of bacteria that can cause health care-associated infections such as pneumonia, bloodstream. Dangerous Bacteria May Lurk in Hospital Sinks.

THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 Hospital germ detectives say the sinks next to toilets in patient rooms may harbor potentially dangerous bacteria. Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin checked a large Wisconsin hospital for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase. KPC is a type of bacteria that can cause health care-associated infections such as. Drug-resistant bacteria can transfer to humans through meat or the environment.

Hospital germ detectives say the sinks next to toilets in patient rooms may harbour potentially. Hospital germ detectives say the sinks next to toilets in patient rooms may harbor potentially dangerous bacteria. KPC is a type of bacteria that can cause health care-associated infections such as pneumonia, bloodstream infections, wound infections or surgical site infections. Working in the medical intensive care unit, the researchers tested drains in sinks next to patient toilets, and sinks closer to the entrance of patient rooms.

THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) Hospital germ detectives say the sinks next to toilets in patient rooms may harbor potentially dangerous bacteria. Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin checked a large Wisconsin hospital for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase. Dangerous Bacteria May Lurk in Hospital Sinks.

Hospital germ detectives say the sinks next to toilets in patient rooms may harbor potentially dangerous bacteria. Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin checked a large Wisconsin hospital for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase. KPC is a type of bacteria that can cause health care.

THURSDAY, Feb. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) Hospital germ detectives say the sinks next to toilets in patient rooms may harbor potentially dangerous bacteria. Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin checked a large Wisconsin hospital for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase. KPC is a type of bacteria that can cause health care-associated infections such as pneumonia, bloodstream.

Hospital germ detectives say the sinks next to toilets in patient rooms may harbor potentially dangerous bacteria. Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin checked a large Wisconsin hospital for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase. KPC is a type of bacteria that can cause health care-associated infections such as pneumonia, bloodstream infections, wound infections or surgical site infections.

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Pseudomonas thrive in water and are causing outbreaks from shower, sink and water taps, especially in departments with infection-risk patients with development of sepsis and fatal course of pneumonia [31–33].The bacteria are associated with the lack of hand hygiene and long or artificial fingernails [34].

“Prevention and Control of Infections in Hospitals: Practice and Theory” by Bjørg Marit Andersen
from Prevention and Control of Infections in Hospitals: Practice and Theory
by Bjørg Marit Andersen
Springer International Publishing, 2019

Canadian complacency about the safety of our drinking water was shattered in May 2000, when a deadly strain of E. coli bacteria contaminated the water in Walkerton, Ontario, causing seven deaths and thousands of illnesses.

“Unnatural Law: Rethinking Canadian Environmental Law and Policy” by David Richard Boyd
from Unnatural Law: Rethinking Canadian Environmental Law and Policy
by David Richard Boyd
UBC Press, 2003

Most bacterial waterborne pathogens have been eliminated by the simple use of chlorine disinfection.

“Handbook of Water and Wastewater Microbiology” by Duncan Mara, Nigel J. Horan
from Handbook of Water and Wastewater Microbiology
by Duncan Mara, Nigel J. Horan
Elsevier Science, 2003

Sinks must also be made available to patients to wash their access sites and hands before treatment.

“Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel E-Book” by Judith Z. Kallenbach
from Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel E-Book
by Judith Z. Kallenbach
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2015

Some sinks can contain more bacterial cells than in a flushed toilet.

“Fundamentals of Microbiology: Body Systems Edition” by Jeffrey C. Pommerville
from Fundamentals of Microbiology: Body Systems Edition
by Jeffrey C. Pommerville
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2014

Too shallow a sink may cause contamination of hands by bacteria residing in the drain.

“Manual of Infection Control Procedures” by N. N. Damani, A. M. Emmerson
from Manual of Infection Control Procedures
by N. N. Damani, A. M. Emmerson
Greenwich Medical Media, 2003

Moreover, splashing bacteria around the sink can be dangerous, especially if water lands on food that is ready to be served.

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by Cook’s Illustrated
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Care must be taken to exclude environmental sources of microorganisms (e.g., via routine disinfection of waterbaths and sinks, regular laboratory cleaning regimes, exclusion of cardboard and other carriers of fungal spores) and to screen cultures for contaminants including mycoplasma (see following).

“Life in the Frozen State” by Barry J. Fuller, Nick Lane, Erica E. Benson
from Life in the Frozen State
by Barry J. Fuller, Nick Lane, Erica E. Benson
CRC Press, 2004

Fortunately, E. coli is relatively harmless as pathogens go, and the problem isn’t so much with E. coli found, but the fear that other bacteria may have contaminated the water as well.

“Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies” by Nicholas P Cheremisinoff, Knovel (Firm)
from Handbook of Water and Wastewater Treatment Technologies
by Nicholas P Cheremisinoff, Knovel (Firm)
Elsevier Science, 2002

Contaminated water may contaminate food such as in grocery store spray systems, or result from direct exposure to organisms in these sprays such as Legionella.

“Emerging Infectious Diseases: Trends and Issues” by Felissa R. Lashley, Jerry D. Durham, Jerry D Durham, PhD RN Faan, Ralph Erskine Conrad Memorial Fund
from Emerging Infectious Diseases: Trends and Issues
by Felissa R. Lashley, Jerry D. Durham, et. al.
Springer Pub., 2002

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