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Klebsiella pneumoniae

Hospital sink drains next to toilets ‘harbour dangerous bacteria’

Sinks situated next to patient toilets in hospital rooms may be reservoirs for Klebsiella pneumoniae carbapenemase (KPC), increasing the risk of dangerous germ transmission, according to researchers.

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