Environmental contamination in child day-care centers.
Enteropathogens associated with outbreaks of diarrhea in day-care centers are spread by the fecal-oral route through contaminated hands or environmental objects.
This prospective study was undertaken to determine the prevalence of fecal coliform contamination in day care.
Fecal coliform contamination was common and was greater for objects, toy balls, and hands of children in toddler compared with infant rooms.
In five rooms in which clothes were worm over diapers, there was a significantly lower prevalence of fecal coliform contamination of toy balls, inanimate objects, and hands when compared with rooms in which overclothes were not worn.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Homme, Garderie enfant, Prévalence, Contamination, Californie, Feces, Diarrhée, Contrôle microbiologique, Enfant, Infection, Hygiène, Appareil digestif pathologie, Texas
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : United States, North America, America, Human, Day care center, Prevalence, Contamination, California, Feces, Diarrhea, Microbiological testing, Child, Infection, Hygiene, Digestive diseases, Texas
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Cote : 91-0437459
Code Inist : 002B13B03. Création : 199406.