U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health: Contamination of Hospital Curtains With Healthcare-Associated Pathogens

Posted by stacy on Thu, Feb 15, 2018

In a culture survey, we found that 42% of hospital privacy curtains were contaminated with vancomycin-resistant enterococci, 22% with ethicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, and 4% with Clostridium difficile. Hand imprint cultures demonstrated that these pathogens were easily acquired on hands. Hospital curtains are a potential source for dissemination of healthcare-associated pathogens.

Read more about it: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18823274