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Traditional Cleaning Methods Ineffective

 

In a study at a Cleveland, OH Veterans Administration hospital, cleaning methods the housekeeping staff were using prior to an educational intervention were only successful in eliminating surface contamination by serious human pathogens about 23-25% of the time.

 

Dr. Paul Darby, MD, PhD, MPH, CIME, FACOEM

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Pneumonia (Haemophilus influenzae) - Copyright Dennis Kunkel Microscopy

 

 

Haemophilus influenzae - coccobacillus prokaryote (often exhibiting coccoid and bacilli /rod shapes); causes meningitis in children, pneumonia, epiglottitis, laryngitis, conjunctivitis, neonatal infection, otitis media (middle ear infection) and sinusitis in adults. H. influenzae harmlessly colonize the upper respiratory tract in most humans within the first few months of life. Encapsulated strains speard to cause diseases such as bronchitis and pneumonia.

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