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A bacteriological survey of washrooms and toilets

  • M. P. Mendes (a1) and D. J. Lynch (a1)

A survey of the bacterial flora present at various positions in 130 male and female washrooms and toilets is reported. Several bacteria of faecal origin were found in large numbers: the areas likely to be the most important sources of cross-infection from faecal contamination are indicated. The results are used to assess priorities for disinfection.

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A. N. Sharpe & D. C. Kilsby (1971). A rapid, inexpensive bacterial count technique using agar droplets. Journal of Applied Bacteriology 34, 435–40.

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Epidemiology & Infection
  • ISSN: 0950-2688
  • EISSN: 1469-4409
  • URL: /core/journals/epidemiology-and-infection
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