What goes down the drain in hospitals is not pretty – Learn how hospital environments could be “potential reservoirs of bacteria”.
The rise of superbugs has long been an issue, but perhaps we haven’t realized how quickly they are able to spread in the most unexpected places, until now. A recent report unveils how hospitals are a potential reservoir for bacteria..
A lot that goes on in this environment is being overlooked. Who knew that hospital pipes and drains could carry so much bacteria and would be among the dirtiest places in hospitals? Despite diligent disinfecting of sinks, counters, and bedrails, these resistant bacteria thrive in hospital pipes and can travel from patient room to patient room.
These bacteria are deadly. It has been reported that they can contribute to death in half of the patients who are infected. According to the CDC, each year in the United States at least 2 million people become infected with superbugs and at least 23,000 people die each year as a direct result of these infections. Because these bacteria are resistant to the majority of antibiotics, infections are becoming increasingly difficult to treat.
Read more here about the study conducted on hospital plumbing and what shockingly was found.