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Detection of Spore Germination for Sterilization Processes

Detection of Spore Germination for Sterilization Processes



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Published by Florine Cleary
2001 IEEE powerpoint i did on work in lab.
2001 IEEE powerpoint i did on work in lab.

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Published by: Florine Cleary on Apr 01, 2007
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Detection of Spore Germinationfor Sterilization Processes
 byFlorine C. Clearyfreshman at Moses Brown High SchoolProvidence, Rhode Island
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“No population is more vulnerable tomulti drug-resistance than thoseadmitted to hospital wards”.
“Of the resistant organisms nowproliferating around the world, nonecarry more potential fordestruction and threaten existingmedical interventions than theemergence of hospital-acquired"super-infections".
“In the United States alone, some14,000 individuals are infected anddie each year from drug-resistantmicrobes picked up in hospital”.
World Health Organization's Report onInfectious Disease
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Source: Farmer et al. The Global Impact ofDrug Resistant TB, Harvard Med School andOpen Society Institute: pp. 168,1999
So far, current preventivemethods emphasizing hygiene andaggressive infection-controlmeasures have reaped only dubiousbenefits and at best, only slowedthe spread of resistant bacteria.”
“This means that commonplacemedical procedures once previouslytaken for granted – hipreplacements, dental surgery andcyst removals – could conceivablybe consigned to medical limbo. Therepercussions are almostunimaginable.”
“An added concern is that hospital-acquired infections rarely stay put.Ample evidence would suggest thatmany resistant infections erupted inhospital settings before migratingto the
community at large.”
Source: World Health Organization's Report onInfectious DiseaseSource: ReacherMH at al. BMI 2000,320: 213-216
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