Role of the environment in the transmission of Clostridium difficile in health care facilities.
Recent data demonstrate that the contaminated hospital surface environment plays a key role in the transmission of Clostridium difficile. Enhanced environmental cleaning of rooms housing Clostridium difficile-infected patients is warranted, and, if additional studies demonstrate a benefit of "no-touch" methods (eg, ultraviolet irradiation, hydrogen peroxide systems), their routine use should be considered.
Weber, DJ; Anderson, DJ; Sexton, DJ; Rutala, WA
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