Discussion

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Cleaning and Infection Control

The following references cover various aspects of the cleaning of computers and associated equipment:Neely AN et al. Computer equipment used inpatient care within a multi-hospital system: Recommendations for cleaning and disinfection.  Am J Infect Control 33:233-7, 2005.

Neely AN, Sittig DF.  Basic microbiologic and infection control information to reduce the potential transmission of pathogens to patients via computer hardware. J Am Med Inform Assoc 9:500-8, 2002.

Neely AN, Maley MP.  Dealing with contaminated computer keyboards and microbial survival. Am J Infect Control 29:131-2, 2001.-

Neely AN Maley MP, Warden GD. Computer keyboards as reservoirs for Acinetobacter baumannii in a burn hospital. Clin Infect Dis 29:1358-60, 1999.

(Thanks to Linda Turvey for sharing these references. 11/1/05)

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