Infect Dis Now 2021 Jun 9. Epub 2021 Jun 9.
Équipe Mobile de Microbiologie Clinique, Groupe Hospitalier Paris Saint-Joseph, 75014 Paris, France; Service de maladies infectieuses et tropicales, Hôpital Necker Enfants-Malades, Centre médicale de l'institut Pasteur, Université de Paris, Paris, France; Institut Micalis, UMR1319, Université Paris-Saclay, INRAe, AgroParisTech, Bactéries Pathogènes et Santé, Chatenay-Malabry, France.
Objectives: The environment is perceived as a potential source of healthcare-associated infections. While this infection source has been well studied in hospital settings, little data on the risk of contamination in general medical practice is available. We aimed to assess the frequency of environmental contamination in family practice (FP), and to describe pathogens isolated, at-risk surfaces, and factors associated with this contamination. Read More