Cross-Contamination of Clostridium difficile Spores on Bed Linen During Laundering

      BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Healthcare-acquired infections caused by Clostridium difficile are a major concern in hospitals worldwide. A possible route of transmission is via contaminated bed linen. The aim of this study was to evaluate the potential for cross-contamination of C. difficile spores on hospital bed linen during a standard laundering procedure. The effect of hot air drying on C. difficile contaminated bed linens was not evaluated in this study.
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