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MDROs (Multidrug-resistant organisms) and Cleaning
"A common reason given for finding environmental contamination with an MDRO (Multidrug-resistant organism) was the lack of adherence to facility procedures for cleaning and disinfection ... monitoring for adherence to recommended environmental cleaning practices is an important determinant for success in controlling transmission of MDROs and other pathogens in the environment."
Infection Control Education Institute - Jan. 30, 2007
Clostridium sporogenes - Gram-positive, anaerobic, endospore-forming, rod prokaryote. Seen here are the rod-shaped vegetative cells and endospore-forming cells (bulbous shaped rods). Clostridium sporogenes is widely distributed in nature and also in the intestines of animals. This bacterium frequently occurs in the intestines of humans and many domestic and feral animals. It can lead to gaseous gangrene in humans. Spores persist in soil and areas subject to human or animal fecal pollution. Clostridium sporogenes is the organism most frequently used for conducting inoculated pack studies in low acid foods.
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