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Extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing Escherichia coli (ESBLs) and infection prevention through hygiene in the home

This leaflet has been put together to provide background information and advice on what to do if there is risk of spread of ESBL-producing E.coli in the home. This briefing material has been produced for those who work in healthcare professions, the media and others who are looking for background understanding of ESBL-producing E.coli infection and/or those who are responsible for providing guidance to the public on how to prevent the spread of ESBL-producing E.coli in their homes. The hygiene practice advice given in this document is taken from the IFH review document: Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridium difficile and ESBL-producing Escherichia coli in the home and community: assessing the problem, controlling the spread.

Author: International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

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Published: 23/01/2015

Publication Type: Factsheet

Publisher: IFH