Thursday, November 29, 2012

Moth Flies in the Hospital and Pesky Pathogens

Moth fly- a vector for pesky pathogens
Flies in healthcare settings are general markers of uncleanliness.

Here is an article published in the Journal of Hospital Infection on the Mediterranean moth fly (Clogmia albipunctata) in German hospitals. 

Many bacteria were isolated from these moth flies including Acinetobacter baumanniiAeromonas hydrophilaAlcaligenes faecalisBacillus cereusEscherichia coliKlebsiella pneumoniae ssp. pneumoniaePseudomonas aeruginosa,P. fluorescens and Stenotrophomonas maltophilia.

Moth flies are potential vectors of hospital acquired pathogens. 

If your hospital has moth flies, be concerned. 

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