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A novel sink drain cover prevents dispersal of microorganisms from contaminated sink drains

  • Scott H. Livingston (a1) (a2), Jennifer L. Cadnum (a2), Scott Gestrich (a2), Annette L. Jencson (a2) and Curtis J. Donskey (a1) (a3)...

Abstract

In hospital sinks, a novel plastic drain cover was effective in preventing dispersal of gram-negative bacilli and fluorescent gel associated with splattering of flowing water. Our findings suggest that the sink drain covers could provide a simple means to reduce dissemination of pathogens from contaminated sinks.

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Author for correspondence: Curtis J. Donskey, MD, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center 1110W, Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, Ohio 44106. E-mail: Curtis.Donskey@va.gov

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A novel sink drain cover prevents dispersal of microorganisms from contaminated sink drains

  • Scott H. Livingston (a1) (a2), Jennifer L. Cadnum (a2), Scott Gestrich (a2), Annette L. Jencson (a2) and Curtis J. Donskey (a1) (a3)...

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