Spores persisted on gowns, surfaces even after decontamination

Clostridium difficile persisted on a variety of surfaces, such as hospital surfaces and surgical gowns, even after appropriate decontamination procedures, researchers found.

After recommended treatment with disinfectant, C. difficile spores were found on hospital surgical gowns, as well as on stainless steel and vinyl flooring, reported Lovleen Tina Joshi, PhD, of the University of Plymouth in England, and colleagues, writing in Applied and Environmental Microbiology, a journal of the American Society for Microbiology.


Credit: Jennifer Oosthuizen CDC

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