What surfaces are frequently touched in the hospital environment?

In previous posts (here and here) we have already reviewed bacterial and fungal nosocomial pathogens that are found in the hospital environment. We have also reviewed the variety of surfaces that can be colonized (here). These bacterial and fungal pathogens, which originate mainly from infected or...


What surfaces are contaminated in the hospital environment?

    As discussed in my previous posts, bacterial and fungal pathogens can remain viable on inanimate surfaces from days to months and in some cases even years.  These organisms can also survive over a wide range of temperatures, humidity, and exposure to sunlight. (1) In the current...


What’s in the environment? A focus on Fungi

Hi, in my previous post I briefly discussed the bacterial pathogens that can contribute to HAI and that are found in the inanimate environment surroundings of the patients. In addition to bacterial pathogens, fungi also pose a significant risk to the patients. For example, among the pathogens...