TITLE

THE HOSPITAL AS A RESERVOIR OF INFECTION

AUTHOR(S)
Walter, Carl W.
PUB. DATE
July 1962
SOURCE
Angiology;Jul1962, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p328
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the hazards of surgical infections in the hospitals. Infections in hospitals are still a major challenge to modern medicine. Antibiotic therapy can eliminate susceptible organisms, but drug resistant staphylococci and enteric bacteria accumulate in the confined, crowded and intensely used hospital environment. Although the control of bacteria in personnel is difficult, general disinfections and good house keeping with frequent scrubbing and properly used effective germicides and germicidal detergents are important in minimizing carrier rates and infection among patients.
ACCESSION #
16370022

 

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