Fecal coliforms on environmental surfaces in two day care centers.: Influence Statistics

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Concepts for which they have has direct influence: Environmental surfaces , Fecal coliforms , Day centers , Enteric diseases , Fecal contamination , Fecal coliform , Child day .

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Fecal coliforms on environmental surfaces in two day care centers.


. A survey of environmental surfaces in two Atlanta area day care centers was conducted to determine the prevalence of fecal coliform bacteria, considered a marker for the presence of fecal contamination which might contain pathogenic parasites, bacteria, or viruses. Fecal coliforms were found in 17 (4.3%) of 398 representative samples of building surfaces, furniture, and other objects. These surfaces may be involved in the chain of transmission of enteric diseases among children. Therefore, disinfection of inanimate objects, in addition to good handwashing, may be important in controlling the spread of enteric diseases in day care centers.