Abstract Bacteria found in operating rooms (ORs) might be clinically relevant since they could pose a threat to patients. In addition, C-sections operations are performed in ORs that provide the first environment and bacterial exposure to the sterile newborns that are extracted directly from the uterus to the OR air. Considering that at least one third of neonates in the US are born via C-section delivery (and more than 50% of all deliveries in some countries), understanding the distribution of bacterial diversity in ORs is critical to better understanding the contribution of the OR microbiota to C-section- associated inflammatory diseases.
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Citation Derilus D, Godoy-Vitorino F, Rosado H, Agosto E, Dominguez-Bello MG, Cavallin H (2020) An in-depth survey of the microbial landscape of the walls of a neonatal operating room. PLoS ONE 15(4): e0230957. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0230957