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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
Mold conidiophores (fruiting structures / sporangia) and conidia (asexual spores) of Penicillium notatum. Penicillium notatum, also known as Penicillium chrysogenum, is a mold that is commonly found in homes. Penicillium spp. are known as blue-green molds that occur on bread, fruits, and nuts. It is also used for the production of green and blue mold cheese. This species of fungus is used to produce the antibiotic penicillin. Penicillin was the first antibiotic to be discovered by Alexander Fleming.
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