International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

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International Scientific Forum on Home Hygiene

Home Hygiene & Health

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Survival of Salmonella in bathrooms and toilets in domestic homes following salmonellosis.

In 4 out of 6 households tested, Salmonella was isolated from environmental samples, but only from locations that were moist. S. enteritidis persisted in on toilet for 4 weeks after diarrhoea had stopped. Results suggest that during diarrhoeal illness there is considerable risk of spread of Salmonella infection to other family members via the environment, including contaminated hands and surfaces in the toilet area. Journal of Applied Microbiology 2000;89:137-144.