Doctors say washing machine spread superbug in kids’ ward

Once the domestic washing machine was removed no more colonisations were seen: study
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Washing machines — especially cool-water ones — are facilitating the spread of multidrug-resistant bacteria in hospitals, doctors warn.

Their study tracking transmission routes for a resistant form of Klebsiella oxytoca found that a domestic washing machine on a paediatric ward in a German hospital was acting as a water reservoir for the bacteria.