Study focuses on where disease-causing pathogens might be hiding in a longterm care facility

August 5, 2019

Housekeepers and caregivers in longterm care facilities need to know where the disease-causing pathogens are located, according to an article on the McKnights website.

A study published in the Journal of Hospital Infections in July 2018. focused on new ways infections can spread.

This study examined the possibility that electric hand dryers installed in public restrooms could spread disease. 

In the end, the researchers did not recommend that electric hand dryers be removed from the hospitals. But the study said contaminants becoming airborne is less likely to happen with the use of paper towels.

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