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Hospital floors may be spreading germs more easily than believed

March 10, 2017

A study in the American Journal of Infection Control found that dirty hospital floors more of an infection risk than previously thought.

Germs on healthcare facilities' floors can move quickly to high-touch surfaces and then to healthcare worker hands, according to an article on the Becker's Infection Control and Quality Control website.

Researchers found floors often were contaminated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus and VRE. Clostridium difficile was the pathogen most frequently found on floors.

Of the 100 occupied rooms surveyed, 41 percent had one or more high-touch item in contact with the floor.

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