Spread of Multidrug-Resistant Bacteria by Moth Flies from Hospital Waste Water System
Thomas Rupprecht1, Annette Moter, Alexandra Wiessener, Joerg Reutershan, Klaus Lang-Schwarz, Michael Vieth, Christian Rupprecht, Ruediger Wagner, and Thomas Bollinger1
Author affiliations: Klinikum Bayreuth, Bayreuth, Germany (T. Rupprecht, J. Reutershan, K. Lang-Schwarz, M. Vieth, T. Bollinger); Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen, Germany (T. Rupprecht, M. Vieth); Charité-Universitätsmedizin, Berlin, Germany (A. Moter, A. Wiessener); Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen, Germany (J. Reutershan); University of Oxford, Oxford, UK (C. Rupprecht); Universität Kassel, Kassel, Germany (R. Wagner); University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Lübeck, Germany (T. Bollinger)
Video 1. Multiple moth flies occurring through a drain of a bedpan-washer at location 6 in Table 1. The drain was chemically cleaned before and the bedpan-washer had been closed the previous 3 weeks. Hence, entry of the moth flies from the OR can be excluded (adult moth flies are only viable a maximum of a few days).
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