Control of bacterial contamination of washbasin taps and output water using Ecasol: a one-year study.
AffiliationMicrobiology Research Unit, Dublin Dental University School and Hospital, University of Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
Colony Count, Microbial
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CitationControl of bacterial contamination of washbasin taps and output water using Ecasol: a one-year study. 2012, 80 (4):288-92 J. Hosp. Infect.
JournalThe Journal of hospital infection
AbstractContaminated washbasin taps and output water are an important source of bacteria that may cause nosocomial infection. A five-week pretreatment study of hot and cold water from 15 washbasin taps at Dublin Dental Hospital showed consistently heavy contamination by aerobic heterotrophic bacteria: mean bacterial counts of 482.5 [standard deviation (SD) 293] colony-forming units (cfu)/mL and 5022 (SD 4322) cfu/mL, respectively.
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