Contaminated Portable Equipment Is a Potential Vector for Dissemination of Pathogens in the Intensive Care Unit.

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Abstract

A DNA marker inoculated onto shared portable equipment in surgical and medical intensive care units disseminated widely to surfaces in patient rooms and provider work areas and to other types of portable equipment. These results demonstrate the potential for contaminated portable equipment to serve as a vector for dissemination of pathogens. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2017:1-3.

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